Rafferty's Rules: episode guide

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Rafferty's Rules [Pilot 1]

Episode 1.0 (0)

The first pilot episode was made in May 1984 and featured Chris Haywood in the title role. The second pilot with John Wood was made in October 1984 with the series going into production in March 1985.

Rafferty's Rules [Pilot 2]

Episode 1.1 (1)
Thu, February 12, 1987 (7:30)
Written by Ben Lewin
Directed by Leigh Spence

Michael Aloysius Rafferty is the newly apointed Stipendiary Magistrate to Manly Local Court. He is unique in that he shows a humanitarian attitude to some of the people on trial, yet upholds the law.

Starring: John Wood as Michael Rafferty S.M, Simon Chilvers as Flicker, Catherine Wilkin as Paulyne, Arky Michael as Fulvio, John Gregg as Barraclough, Bruce Spence as Triggs, Duncan Wass as Lumley

With: Dereck Amer as Const. Flowers, Colin Borgonon as Dr. Lipton, Peter Carmody as Wilkins, Norman Coburn as Sonst. Skeggs, Gary Dale as Const. Viner, Liz Harris as Estate Agent, Jane Hopkins as Helen Trethewie, Harold Kissin as Healy, Sally McKenzie as Const. Prior, Scott Phillips as Frost, Nicholas Ryan as Trench, Peggy Wallash as Iris Rose

Win Some, Lose Some

Episode 1.2 (2)
Thu, February 19, 1987
Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Leigh Spence

Rafferty's estranged wife Joanne arrives in Sydney to discuss a few things and he is anxious. Meanwhile, Paulyne has a crisis of conscience when she has to act for a man in an assault case.

Starring: John Wood as Michael Rafferty S.M, Simon Chilvers as Flicker, Catherine Wilkin as Paulyne, Arky Michael as Fulvio

With: Rodney Bell as Tony, Bill Conn as Counsel, Phillip De Carle as Hardware Man, Bernadette Foster as Cleaning Lady, Judy Ferris as Mrs Flicker, Kathy Anne Hopkins as Debbie, Richard Jones as Shane, Bettina Laird as Sharon, Harry Lawrence as Mr Davidson, Robert Mammone as Brad, Patrick Phillips as Young Solicitor, Mersina Soulos as Julie Alexis, George Sais as Kyriakos, Peter Whitford as Harmon

Truth to Tell

Episode 1.3 (3)
Thu, February 26, 1987
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Rafferty deals with a young prostitute and U.S. government officials apply to extradite one of their citizens.

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The Free Life

Episode 1.4 (4)
Thu, March 05, 1987
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Rafferty is feeling middle aged and stuck in a rut.

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The Women

Episode 1.5 (5)
Thu, March 12, 1987
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Rafferty is forced to examine his attitude towards women.

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Strangers Among Us

Episode 1.6 (6)
Thu, March 19, 1987
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Rafferty feels alone with his recent move to the city.

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Sin with Gold

Episode 1.7 (7)
Thu, March 26, 1987
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Rafferty has no choice but to dismiss a big drug case.

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Looking Good

Episode 1.8 (8)
Thu, April 02, 1987
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Rafferty hears two cases about people's desire to look good.

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Reason To Believe

Episode 1.9 (9)
Thu, April 09, 1987
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A young prostitute decides to defend herself against a soliciting charge.

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Quantity of Mercy

Episode 1.10 (10)
Thu, April 16, 1987
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An Italian father and his brother plant a bomb in Rafferty's chambers.

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Sticks

Episode 1.11 (11)
Thu, April 23, 1987
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Rafferty investigates what appears to be an accidental death by drowning.

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Stray Cat

Episode 1.12 (12)
Thu, April 30, 1987
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A young drifter comes before Rafferty's court for being in possession of a cat skin.

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Invasion of Privacy

Episode 1.13 (13)
Thu, May 07, 1987
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Rafferty's cases reflect people invading other people's privacy.

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Rough Diamond

Episode 1.14 (14)
Thu, May 14, 1987
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Rafferty finds that people and things are not always as they seem.

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Public Image

Episode 1.15 (15)
Thu, May 21, 1987
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Rafferty realises that the media makes innocent people look like monsters.

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