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Dick Turpin

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Dick Turpin
Premiere January 6, 1979
Finale March 6, 1982
Creator Richard Carpenter
Network ITV
Style 30-minute adventure drama
Company London Weekend Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 31
Origin UK

Dick Turpin is an adventure drama program that aired on ITV. This series chronicles the adventures of Dick Turpin, the notorious highwayman whos cry of "Stand and Deliver!" struck fear into travellers across England. Based on a character who supposedly really existed, this series shows Dick in the light of a lovable rogue who, although a thief, was respected by the community, because he also helped his own whenever he could. Aided and abeted by his sidekick Swiftnick, he always fights to keep one step ahead of Spiker, the hapless Captain working for Sir John Glutton, sworn to bring Turpin to the hangman's noose.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Richard O'Sullivan Dick Turpin 1 2 3 4
Michael Deeks Swiftnick 1 2 3 4
Christopher Benjamin Sir John Glutton 1 2 3 4
David Daker Captain Nathan Spiker 1 2 3 4


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One January 6, 1979 March 31, 1979 13
Season Two February 16, 1980 March 29, 1980 7
Season Three May 16, 1981 June 13, 1981 5
Season Four January 30, 1982 March 6, 1982 6


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Series March 10, 2003 2


The Complete Second Series July 19, 2004 2


Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure (Season 3) August 15, 2005 1


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