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Summary

Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations featuring Raffles, the 'gentleman thief'.

Jeremy Clyde stars as the cricket playing A. J. Raffles, with Michael Cochrane as his jeweller friend, Bunny. Together they embark upon a series of well planned crimes against the highest of society.

The 12 stories are "The Ides of March"; "Gentlemen & Players"; "A Costume Piece"; "Nine Points of the Law"; "Wilful Murder"; "The Chest of Silver"; "The Rest Cure"; "The Criminologists' Club"; "The Field of Philippi"; "A Bad Night"; "A Trap to Catch a Cracksman"; and "The Gift of the Emperor.

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Raffles And Bunny Are First Class Fun ❤️ It

Would you listen to Raffles: Series 1 & 2 again? Why?
Raffles is an Audio Book I listen to at least once a year. So much happens with laughs galore just waiting to be discovered. Raffles is a tough cheeky class act to follow which is exactly what poor under dog Bunny has to do. Written by Arthur Conan Doyal's brother-inlaw, each story does justice to the family credentials. Whit, love, murder, blackmail, it is all here in a cocktail of crystal wrapped fun.


What did you like best about this story?
To chose one as an example would not do justice to the series. Each story is well heeled, stands up on their own merit from stealing from glamorous and charming Counts & Countess's to setting up a rogue for the hang mans rope; all done in the best possible taste :) All have a bundle of naughty school boy charm (well the toffs can afford it attitude) subtle laughs, a listening pleasure. You never know where Raffles and Bunny will lead you to next: Boats, Trains, Mansions: The Cricket Field ...

What does Michael Cochrane and Jeremy Clyde bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Jeremy Clyde is a British born Aristocrat with first class inside knowledge of how his own class behave right down to their wit and manerisms ( Jeremy was a page boy at Queen Elizabeths wedding to Prince Philip). He portrays the Raffles character with aplomb and a naturalness all of his own. Big and bold with the sleaky sneakiness of a cute fox one wishes to feed and encourage to sniff around the top class garbage.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
There have been times the family has listened in one sitting; but you would be better to listen to one or two of the plays at a time so you can spread these treasures out & tuck into the stories with a fresh mind on other days. We were sad when the series came to its inevitable end. A shame we can not have more ???

Any additional comments?
Raffles is a Top Ten audiobook with so much to keep you entertained and wanting more. An upper crust toff stealing from his own set. Raffles makes stealing gems a game, a game his rich buddies can afford to unwittingly part take and loose! It’s fun intriguing and stands on its own merits in book form or the stage. First rate Acting, Producing and Directing. The perfect atmospheric listening experience. I recommend Raffles if you enjoy subtle humour, intruigue & suspence but not in your face violence. This is a fantasy world set in the days of strict hypocritical Victorian manners and morals where even thieves and vagabonds are given manners, all tongue in cheek old fashioned fun.





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Amusing and definitely clever storylines

Just as I remembered from a number of years ago when watching TV series of Raffles. Amusing and clever stories. Found actors speech just a little too fast although the spoken word very much in keeping with the time period and left the listener in no doubt of the characters. Enjoyed the series as a change.

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