Perfect Scoundrels

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Perfect Scoundrels
Perfect Scoundrels title.png
Title card, series 1 & 2.
Created by Ray Connolly
Developed by TVS Television
Starring Peter Bowles
Bryan Murray
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 18
Executive producer(s) Graham Benson
Running time 60 minutes
(including adverts)
Distributor Disney
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 22 April 1990 (1990-04-22) – 30 May 1992 (1992-05-30)

Perfect Scoundrels is an early-1990s British television comedy-drama following two con-men's travels while conning various people. Produced by TVS Television for the ITV network, it ran for three series between 22 April 1990 and 30 May 1992. The show's main stars were Peter Bowles and Bryan Murray, as well as a cameo appearance from pop singer Lulu.

The series was repeated on The Family Channel but has never been commercially released on DVD. This is possibly due to ongoing rights issues after the production company, TVS, dropped out of the ITV network in 1992 and subsequently went through a number of take-overs. This problem affects the majority of the TVS programme archive as much of the original production paperwork and sales documentation has been lost during the intervening years.


Series 1[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Bad Penny Blues" Ian Toynton Ray Connolly 22 April 1990 (1990-04-22)
2 "Blue Kisses" Ian Toynton Ray Connolly 29 April 1990 (1990-04-29)
3 "The Milk of Human Kindness" Ian Toynton Ray Connolly 6 May 1990 (1990-05-06)
4 "The Play's the Sting!" Barry Davis Tim Aspinall 13 May 1990 (1990-05-13)
5 "Sweeter than Wine" Barry Davis Ray Connolly 20 May 1990 (1990-05-20)
6 "The Day of Jubilo" Ian Toynton Ray Connolly 3 June 1990 (1990-06-03)

Series 2[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
7 "Sh...You Know Who!" Jan Sargent Kieran Prendiville 6 April 1991 (1991-04-06)
8 "Ah, the Sisters of Mercy!" Jan Sargent Barry Devlin 13 April 1991 (1991-04-13)
9 "The Carpet Baggers" John Gorrie Kieran Prendiville 20 April 1991 (1991-04-20)
10 "My Fair Daisy" John Gorrie Tim Aspinall 27 April 1991 (1991-04-27)
11 "Grandmother's Footsteps" Jan Sargent Willis Hall 4 May 1991 (1991-05-04)
12 "No Thanks for the Memory!" John Gorrie Anthony Couch 11 May 1991 (1991-05-11)

Series 3[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
13 "Party Games" Graham Theakston Peter J. Hammond 25 April 1992 (1992-04-25)
14 "Dirty Tricks" Graham Theakston Julian Jones
Johnathan Rich
2 May 1992 (1992-05-02)
15 "Last of the Few" Graham Theakston Peter J. Hammond 9 May 1992 (1992-05-09)
16 "The Long Way Home" John Gorrie Russell Lewis 16 May 1992 (1992-05-16)
17 "Let No Man Put Asunder" John Gorrie Tony McHale 23 May 1992 (1992-05-23)
18 "The Goodbye Look" John Gorrie Russell Lewis 30 May 1992 (1992-05-30)


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