This is a marvellous film, historically very accurate, from the same team: Richard Carpenter, Sidney Cole, Paul Knight, plus music by Denis King who previously delighted viewers with "Black Beauty" The character of Dick Turpin is perhaps a rather romantic ideal, but who cares! It is a wonderful piece of escapism, so sit back and enjoy. In particular, the love-scene between Richard O`Sullivan & Susan Hampshire is sizzling and fantastic!The couple are shown in bed together, having just had sex.(Note how the camera, whilst scanning the objects on the dressing-table, floor and chair performs a smooth, sensuous "glide" down Turpin`s sword: a definite phallic symbol!) "They`ll hang you oneday, I suppose," Lady Melford whispers tenderly, adding, "when Lord Melford visits America, you must call on me again." Deeply unhappy in her marriage,she has committed adultery, become Turpin`s mistress and in so doing has demonstrated her deep love for him. Thus, any class and social barrier that might have existed between them has been dissolved. However, the joy this radiantly beautiful noblewoman finds in the situation is tempered by the fact that she realizes it cannot last, therefore it is important to enjoy the present moment. Also, by the tender way she strokes this handsome robber`s hair and her fulsome looks of adoration, we know that she is receiving true and perfect love from Turpin which she is denied in her life with his lordship. In contrast, the moment when Lord Melford returns unexpectedly, and Dick makes his successful escape is hilarious; in the tradition of a "Carry-On" film. A true mixture of comedy and romance. It raises a smile to recall their first meeting when Dick robs his lordship`s coach and the lovely Lady Melford asks fearfully, "Do you mean to harm me?" On the contrary; this gorgeous noblewoman will later find that this dashing highwayman intends to do just the opposite!