UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 October – 22 November 1987
Writer: Allan Prior / Novel: Patrick Hamilton / Theme Music sung by Paul Jones / Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Period drama serial. In the 1930’s, suave conman Ralph Gorse with an eye for the ladies and the main chance lets his schemes get more involved and even deadly but eventually gets his comeuppance.
Cast: Nigel Havers (Ralph Gorse), Bernard Hepton (Donald Stimpson), Rosemary Leach (Joan Plumleigh-Bruce), Fiona Fullerton (Clarice Mannors), George Baker (Harold Bennett), Gillian Raine (Phyllis Bennett), Abigail McKern (Pamela), Grace Kinirons (Mary), Jason James (Albert), Graham Cull (Bob), Judy Parfitt (Alison Warren), Linal Haft (Henry),