Rafferty's Rules

Rafferty's Rules

infobox television
show_name = Rafferty's Rules


caption =
format = Magistrate, Court, Law
runtime = 50 minutes
creator = Bob Lewin
starring = John Wood
Simon Chilvers
Arky Michael
Terry Serio
Andrew McFarlane
Catherine Wilkin
Katy Brinson
Lisa Crittenden
country = AUS
network = Seven Network
first_aired = 12 February 1987
last_aired = 1990
num_episodes = 86
imdb_id = 0092433 |

"Rafferty's Rules" was an Australian television drama series which ran from 1987 to 1990 on the Seven Network.

The producers of the series were Posie Graeme-Evans (1987-1988), and Denis Phelen. The directors were Graham Thorburn, Mike Smith and Russell Webb. The writers were David Allen, John Upton, Tim Gooding and David Marsh. ["The Australian Film and Television Companion" — compiled by Tony Harrison — Simon & Schuster Australia, 1994]

The series was also shown in the U.K on Satellite channel Lifestyle in 1991. It was shown daily at 2pm.

Awards

Both John Wood and Catherine Wilkin received TV Week Logie Awards for their work on "Rafferty's Rules".
* John received the Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Actor in both 1988 and 1989 — and Catherine Wilkin received the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress in 1988. [ [http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=63356 1988 Logie Awards] ] [ [http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=63357 1989 Logie Awards] ]

Plot

Michael Rafferty, who is a Stipendiary Magistrate, drives to work in an old blue VW Kombi van. He owns a cat named Rhubarb.

Rafferty is separated from his wife, with whom he had two children (a son and a daughter).

Rafferty also has an older daughter, Rebecca Browning, who is in her early twenties — and of whose existence he was unaware until she contacted him after she had grown up (Rebecca's mother is a woman who Michael Rafferty had known before he met his wife, and who he had not seen since his marriage).

Rafferty also has a brother, Patrick Rafferty, who is a State Member of Parliament.

Cast

* John Wood as "Michael Rafferty, S.M."
* Simon Chilvers as "Sgt. Julian Flicker - Police Prosecutor"
* Arky Michael as "Fulvio Frangellomini - Court Clerk"
* Terry Serio as "Bomber Clayton - Police Prosecutor"
* Andrew McFarlane as "Sgt. Gibson - Police Prosecutor"
* Catherine Wilkin as "Paulyne Gray - Public Defendant"
* Kathleen Brinson as "Lisa Blake - Public Defendant"
* Lisa Crittenden as "Sandra Frangellomini"

Guest stars

* Alan Lovell as "Police Constable Evans"
* Rebecca Rigg as "Rebecca Browning" (Michael Rafferty's elder daughter)
* Paul Chubb as "Patrick Rafferty" (a Member of Parliament, he is Michael Rafferty's brother)
* Ernie Dingo as "Wayne Williams"
* Alwyn Kurts as "George Bradstock"

eries location

The series is based at a Magistrates' Court in Manly (a Sydney beachside suburb), over which Michael Rafferty presided.

Trivia

"Rafferty's Rules" is also an Australian which means "No rules".

References

External links

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* [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/summary/summary.w3p;adv=yes;group=;groupequals=;page=0;parentid=;query=Number%3A138708%20|%20Number%3A493203%20|%20Number%3A493207%20|%20Number%3A493208%20|%20Number%3A493215;querytype=;resCount=10 Rafferty's Rules at the National Film and Sound Archive]


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