Dick Turpin

Season 1 Episode 4

The Poacher

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Aired Unknown Jan 27, 1979 on ITV
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Another highwayman is robbing people before Dick Turpin and Swiftnick get a chance. After discovering who he is, they decide to cooperate in one big robbery.

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  • Another highwayman is poaching on Turpin's land. When he and Swiftnick discover who he is, they decide to cooperate in one big robbery.

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    Excellent episode



    Great script with lots of fun and humour and some nice twists. Great acting too, the actors clearly enjoyed themselves during this episode and it shows.

    Even though the foppish man turning out to to be great fencer is not new (think Don Diego and Zorro) the twist here is that he's family of one of the series villains but conspires with the show's heroes (themselves highwaymen and thus villains in the classic sense of the word).

    Despite being a fop and a dandy, Willoughby is a fun character who clearly believes in not judging a book by its cover, or , as he puts it: "to judge the egg, you have to break the shell."

    Dick Turpin and Swiftnick are in fine form, for the first time, Swiftnick actively participates and his picking the lock of the treasure chest is unexpected and new territory for this highwayman in training. It fits the character and serves to make him more of a partner than an apprentice.

    Dick acting the dandy was fun to watch and not at all malicious.



    All in all, a fun episode!moreless
Rupert Frazer

Rupert Frazer

Willoughby

Guest Star

Michael O'Hagan

Michael O'Hagan

Vizard

Guest Star

Fred Bryant

Fred Bryant

The Traveller

Guest Star

Christopher Benjamin

Christopher Benjamin

Sir John Glutton

Recurring Role

David Daker

David Daker

Captain Nathan Spiker

Recurring Role

Joan Rhodes

Joan Rhodes

Big Nell

Recurring Role

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