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The Gift of the Emperor

The gentleman thief plans the theft of a valuable pearl, but will he live to regret his daring enterprise? Stars Jeremy Clyde.

Raffles plans the most daring enterprise of his career - the theft of a jewel worth £100,000.

But Inspector Mackenzie is hot on his trail. Could the intrepid cracksman's luck finally run out?

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny Manders, Henry Stamper as Inspector Mackenzie, Frederick Jaeger as Von Heumann, Zelah Clarke as Miss Werner, Alan Dudley as the Captain and Stephen Rashbrook as the Steward.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

30 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2018 01:00

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