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Rumpole

Rumpole and the Old Boy Net

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Rumpole's new pupil, Phillida Trant, causes trouble in a sordid little case of blackmail. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde and Nigel Anthony. Show more

Contributors

Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Sir Cuthbert:
Ewan Bailey
Phillida Trant:
Cathy Sara
Judge Bullingham:
Stephen Critchlow
Stephen Lucas:
Stephen Critchlow
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole leaves his wife Hilda, sleeps in chambers and defends a case of attempted murder. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde and Nigel Anthony. Show more

Contributors

Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Judge Gwent-Evans:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Trant:
Cathy Sara
Hugo Lutterworth:
Stephen Critchlow
Captain Gleason:
Stephen Critchlow
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Brand

Rumpole

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Quality of Life

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole faces a life-changing decision. Hilda expects him in Cornwall, and Phillida hopes he will leave to be with her. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Nurse O'Brien:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Older Rumpole:
Timothy West
Helen Derwent:
Deborah Findlay
Mrs Plumstead:
Deborah Findlay
Sir Daniel Derwent:
Ben Crowe
Jack Pommeroy:
Ben Crowe
Perdita Derwent:
Hetty Baynes Russell
Judge Bullingham:
Ewan Bailey
Nicholas Rumpole:
Jaxon Knopf
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole and the Man of God

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole defends a shoplifting clergyman with a kleptomaniac sister, exposes a former arsonist to her besotted fiance and appeases a very unhappy Hilda. Show more

Contributors

Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
George Frobisher:
Stephen Critchlow
Reverend Mordred Skinner:
Adrian Scarborough
Evelyn Skinner:
Cathy Sara
Ida Tempest:
Cathy Sara
Mr Justice Vosper:
Nigel Anthony
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

1960. Hilda's had a baby son, Nicholas. Rumpole, awash with flu, defends a safe-blower and exposes the dubious dealings of a senior police officer. Show more

Contributors

Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Joyce Pringle:
Alison Pettitt
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
DI Dickerson:
John Ramm
Sir Oliver Oliphant:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Charlie Wheeler:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Fingleton:
Adrian Scarborough
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Rumpole

Episode 2: Rumpole and the Expert Witness

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole defends a doctor accused of murdering his wife - and the pathologist in the case is an old flame of the GP. Show more

Contributors

Older Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Nicholas Rumpole:
Louis Tafler-Hyde
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Owen Munroe QC:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Ned Dacre:
Daniel Weyman
Dr Harry Dacre:
Ewan Bailey
Judge Carstairs:
Ewan Bailey
Dr Pamela Gall:
Claire Skinner
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

Episode 1: Old Unhappy Far-Off Things

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. It is the 1950s, and young Rumpole defends a man accused of murdering two war heroes. John Mortimer's mystery stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Elder Horace Rumpole:
Timothy West
Young Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Simon Jerold:
Ewan Bailey
Hilda Wystan:
Jasmine Hyde
Reggie Proudfoot:
Stephen Critchlow
Bonny Bernard:
Matthew Morgan
Judge Cookson:
Karl Johnson
Lord Jessop:
David Shaw-Parker
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

Episode 2: Alone and Without a Leader

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The accused asks the senior QC to hand over his case to young Horace Rumpole. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy West. Show more

Contributors

Elder Horace Rumpole:
Timothy West
Young Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Simon Jerold:
Ewan Bailey
Hilda Wystan:
Jasmine Hyde
Reggie Proudfoot:
Stephen Critchlow
Bonny Bernard:
Matthew Morgan
Judge Cookson:
Karl Johnson
Lord Jessop:
David Shaw-Parker
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie

Play For Today

Series 6

Episode 10: Rumpole of the Bailey

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The original 1975 outing for top barrister, Horace Rumpole. He defends a case of assault, touching on themes of race, police corruption, literacy and his own powers of persuasion. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Leo McKern
Mrs Rumpole:
Joyce Heron
Mr Justice Bates:
Noel Williams

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Tap End

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Rumpole defends Tony Timson, charged with the attempted drowning of his wife while sharing a bath. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Tony Timson:
Stephen Critchlow
Guthrie Featherstone:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Charles Hearthstoke:
David Shaw-Parker
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Portia of Our Chambers

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Back in Chambers, Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole is still clearly smitten by his pupil Phillida. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Phillida Trant:
Cathy Sara
Boxey Horne:
Stephen Critchlow
Matthew Culp:
Samuel Reader
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole on Trial

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

An aching tooth and the tedious evidence of a boring defendant provoke Rumpole to insult a judge and disobey his instructions. So Rumpole goes on trial. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Marigold:
Cathy Sara
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Justice Gwent-Evans:
Nigel Anthony
Reginald Tring:
Gus Brown
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Mr Justice Graves:
Stephen Critchlow
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and Hilda

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Hilda Rumpole - She Who Must Be Obeyed - falls for the charms of a smooth-talking solicitor. Will she be tempted to side with him against her husband? Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Daniel Newcombe:
Stuart McQuarrie
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Justice Graves:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Beazley:
Cathy Sara
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the New Year's Resolutions

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide stories and a trip to the pantomine proves to be something of an eye-opener. Show more

Contributors

Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Gwent-Evans:
Nigel Anthony
Skimpy Simpson:
Stephen Critchlow
Fred Timson:
Stephen Critchlow
DI Grimble:
Ewan Bailey
Eric Streeter:
Ewan Bailey
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and The Way Through the Woods

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rumpole is surprised when he discovers he is a dog lover at heart - and perplexed as he defends a man who insists he is guilty. Show more

Contributors

Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Gwent-Evans:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida:
Cathy Sara
Janet Freebody:
Cathy Sara
Dennis Pearson:
Ben Crowe
Inspector:
Ben Crowe
Rollo Ellis:
Stephen Critchlow
Patsy Fothergill:
Hetty Baynes Russell
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole for the Prosecution

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Horace Rumpole's client asks him to do something he has always sworn he will not do - appear for the prosecution. Show more

Contributors

Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Fig Newton:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Fabian:
Ewan Bailey
Judge Oliphant:
Stephen Critchlow
Chief Inspector:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Fabian:
Deborah Findlay
Liz Probert:
Amy Morgan
Nicholas Rumpole:
Max Pattison
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Golden Thread

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Africa for a murder trial, Rumpole is wrongfully arrested and Phillida is sent out to rescue him. A spark of love between them is rekindled - and there's trouble ahead. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Sir Worthington Banzana:
Joseph Mydell
Prison Guard:
Joseph Mydell
Arthur Remnant:
Adrian Scarborough
Charles Pinkerton:
Adrian Scarborough
David Mazenze:
Okorie Chukwu
Christopher Cuazango:
Okorie Chukwu
Mabel Mazenze:
Nadine Marshall
Alice Ruingo:
Nadine Marshall
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Official Secret

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Rumpole defends a civil servant accused of selling secrets and is embroiled in a wine fraud with an old criminal pal. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Hugh Timson:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Tina Bradbury:
Cathy Sara
Oliver Bowling:
Ben Crowe
Kenneth Eastham:
Ben Crowe
Rosemary Tuttle:
Deborah Findlay
Honoria Bird:
Deborah Findlay
Liz Probert:
Amy Morgan
Judge Bullingham:
Ewan Bailey
Martyn Vanberry:
Ewan Bailey
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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