1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 2 (UK)
18 x 60 minute episodes
Guy Buchanan (Peter Bowles) and Harry Cassidy (Bryan Murray) were a couple of elaborate confidence tricksters who joined forces and – just to be on the comfortable side of the viewer – performed their stings only on shady people who deserved to be stung.
The partnership of the two actors stemmed from their successful teaming in The Irish RM series, leading Bowles and Murray to conceive the format for Perfect Scoundrels which was then developed by writer Ray Connolly.
This easygoing series was as much a character comedy as a confidence trick caper series.
Tim Aspinall produced the sixteen one-hour episodes.