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If memory serves me correct...
on 14 February 2008
First Arthur of the Britons and now this! This was shown I think in the very early 80s, just before Richard Carpenter turned his attention to Robin Hood. It is very much a period action adventure serial, set in 1802 when former naval officer Jack Vincent turns Smuggler. As with all of Carpenter's work (Catweazle, Ghosts of Motley Hall, Dick Turpin etc), there is an Englishness to it that so strong, one could almost bottle it! This, of course is one of it's strengths, and Oliver Tobias is wonderful in the role. There was also a sequel called The Adventurer in 1986 with Jack set in Australia, but this was, if my memory servs me well, much better.
With a production crew that brought you Turpin, and Robin of Sherwood (Paul Knight and the late, great Sidney Cole), you know what you will be getting here. If this sort of period drama is your thing, you will love this. Once again,(this is becoming a mantra) all together now, WELL DONE NETWORK! We love you!