The Charmer (TV series)

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The Charmer
Genre Drama
Written by Allan Prior
Directed by Alan Gibson
Starring Nigel Havers
Bernard Hepton
Rosemary Leach
Fiona Fullerton
Theme music composer Richard Rodney Bennett
Opening theme You're the Top - Performed by Paul Jones
Ending theme You're the Top - Performed by Paul Jones
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) LWT
Yorkshire Television
Original channel ITV
Audio format Mono
Original release 18 October 1987 (1987-10-18) – 22 November 1987 (1987-11-22)

The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman and murderer, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, the smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald Stimpson, Plumleigh-Bruce's would-be beau, who vengefully pursues Gorse after he has conned her.

It was made by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV, and loosely based on the 1953 novel Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse by Patrick Hamilton, the second work in the Gorse Trilogy.

The series was repeated in February and March 1990. ITV3 also repeated the series in full at 01:45am from 5 September 2009. Narrative repeats were on Mondays from 7 September 2009 at 10:05am.

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