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form y separately published work icon Rafferty's Rules series - publisher   film/TV   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1987-1990... 1987-1990 Rafferty's Rules
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The central character of the series is Michael Rafferty, a stipendiary magistrate in the small suburban court of the Sydney seaside suburb of Manly. The main business of the court is minor offences. Rafferty's personal life is also a feature.

Source: Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series


  • Award-winning and individually published episodes in this series are included on AustLit.


form y separately published work icon Politburo Chris Roache , Sydney : Channel 7 , 1989 Z1808715 1989 single work film/TV

'Prosecutor Flicker and Rafferty differ over a debacle in police processing that keeps a Polish-Australian in the local police station holding cell.

Rafferty's clerk, Fulvio, is chosen to sit on a panel interviewing job applicants but doesn't impress the other panelists including the one who chose him.

Rafferty has terrible trouble chasing up errors made by his credit card provider and at the end of the episode Rafferty presides over a case on civil rights where a woman is charged for not filling out a survey partially due to a discrepancy in its instructions.

Penne Hackforth-Jones guest stars as the prosecutor of this case. Georgie Parker appears as one of the job applicants.'

Source: Internet Movie Database

Sydney : Channel 7 , 1989
form y separately published work icon Pride & Prejudice David Allen , Sydney : Channel 7 , 1987 Z1808673 1987 single work film/TV Sydney : Channel 7 , 1987

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Channel 7 , 1987-1990 .
      person or book cover
      Screengrab from opening titles (1987)
      Extent: 86x60 min.p.
      Description: videotape, colour


      Held at: National Film and Sound Archive (aka ScreenSound Australia)
      NFSA record for Rafferty's Rules

      The NSFA holds scripts for the following episodes:
      'Win Some, Lose Some' (written by Christopher Lee)
      'Looking Good' (author not given)
      'Kids' (author not given)
      'To the Whistle' (author not given)
      'Solidarity' (Chris Roache)
      'The Hit' (Christopher Lee)
      'One for the Road' (Nick Langton)
      'The Quality of Mercy' (David Allen)
      'Out of Line' (author not given)
      'The Book of Love' (author not given)
      'In Custody' (author not given)
      'Unaccompanied Bark' (author not given)
Last amended 13 Jun 2013 08:55:27
  • Manly, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
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