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This review is from: Dick Turpin The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
These are the tales of the famous 18th Century Highwayman Dick Turpin as seen through the eyes of the series creator Richard Carpenter.
Dick Turpin, played by Richard O`Sullivan (also known from series like Man about the house and Robins Nest) cheated out of his money while on war duty in Flanders, decides to regain his wealth by robbing people.
He has adversaries in the corrupt Sir John Glutton and his steward Spiker. But Dick has help from his own sidekick Swiftnick.
Highway robbery may not seem like a thing associated with a hero, but here Turpin is considered a folk hero since he is always helping people. He is always doing his bit for the common good.
The series is full of swashbuckling adventure as Dick and Swiftnick try to avoid the hangman's noose.
This series is packed with half hour episodes that were originally screened on ITV in the late 1970s and early 1980s at teatime on Sundays. The aim was at younger viewers although it is suitable as a family show.
The film print seems to have suffered a bit. The colours have faded a little. And the production is slightly dated but because it is set in the 18th Century and a sort of period drama it still works. The show is fast paced and quite entertaining.