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Raffles – S01 E05 – with Anthony Valentine – The Chest of Silver

04/10/2019

About this episode

Raffles is going away to Scotland for a week to practice his accent while having electric lights and a telephone installed in his room. With respect to the chest of stolen silver lying in his room, Raffles asks Bunny to store it his bank until Raffles’s return. However, when Bunny’s bank later becomes the site of a burglary, Bunny fears that their old rival, Crawshay, has targeted the chest of silver.

This episode is adapted from the short story “The Chest of Silver“.

Cast members included Geoffrey Hutchings, Peter Dean, and Robert Dorning, as well as Victor Carin as Inspector Mackenzie. The director was Alan Gibson

About the Series

Raffles is a 1977 television adaptation of the Raffles stories by E. W. Hornung.[1] Set in Victorian era London, it features the criminal adventures of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles, a renowned cricketer, and his friend, the eager but naive Harry ‘Bunny’ Manders, as they test their skills in relieving the wealthy of their valuables whilst avoiding detection, especially from Inspector Mackenzie.

The series was produced by Yorkshire Television and adapted by Philip Mackie.[2]

The episodes were largely faithful adaptations of the stories in the books, though occasionally two stories would be merged to create one episode, such as “The Gold Cup”, which featured elements from two short stories, “A Jubilee Present” and “The Criminologist’s Club”

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