Perfect Scoundrels

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.

Perfect Scoundrels
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Title card, series 1 & 2.
Created byRay Connolly
Developed byTVS Television
StarringPeter Bowles
Bryan Murray
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series3
No. of episodes18
Executive producer(s)Graham Benson
Running time60 minutes
(including adverts)
Original networkITV
Picture format4:3
Original release22 April 1990 (1990-04-22) –
30 May 1992 (1992-05-30)

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 1Edit

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1"Bad Penny Blues"Ian ToyntonRay Connolly22 April 1990 (1990-04-22)
2"Blue Kisses"Ian ToyntonRay Connolly29 April 1990 (1990-04-29)
3"The Milk of Human Kindness"Ian ToyntonRay Connolly6 May 1990 (1990-05-06)
4"The Play's the Sting!"Barry DavisTim Aspinall13 May 1990 (1990-05-13)
5"Sweeter than Wine"Barry DavisRay Connolly20 May 1990 (1990-05-20)
6"The Day of Jubilo"Ian ToyntonRay Connolly3 June 1990 (1990-06-03)

Series 2Edit

# Title Director Writer Original air date
7"Sh...You Know Who!"Jan SargentKieran Prendiville6 April 1991 (1991-04-06)
8"Ah, the Sisters of Mercy!"Jan SargentBarry Devlin13 April 1991 (1991-04-13)
9"The Carpet Baggers"John GorrieKieran Prendiville20 April 1991 (1991-04-20)
10"My Fair Daisy"John GorrieTim Aspinall27 April 1991 (1991-04-27)
11"Grandmother's Footsteps"Jan SargentWillis Hall4 May 1991 (1991-05-04)
12"No Thanks for the Memory!"John GorrieAnthony Couch11 May 1991 (1991-05-11)

Series 3Edit

# Title Director Writer Original air date
13"Party Games"Graham TheakstonPeter J. Hammond25 April 1992 (1992-04-25)
14"Dirty Tricks"Graham TheakstonJulian Jones
Johnathan Rich
2 May 1992 (1992-05-02)
15"Last of the Few"Graham TheakstonPeter J. Hammond9 May 1992 (1992-05-09)
16"The Long Way Home"John GorrieRussell Lewis16 May 1992 (1992-05-16)
17"Let No Man Put Asunder"John GorrieTony McHale23 May 1992 (1992-05-23)
18"The Goodbye Look"John GorrieRussell Lewis30 May 1992 (1992-05-30)


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