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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

Drama

Heading to Paradise

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

The stories of some of the victims of Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine in 2014. Joe Caffrey, Philip Franks and Tracy Wiles star in David Morley's factual drama. Show more

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

Sean Grundy - Far Side of the Moore

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tom Hollander stars as Patrick Moore. It’s 1957: a lack of astronomy qualifications may kill off his TV career before it begins. Show more

Contributors

Gertrude Moore:
Patricia Hodge
Patrick Moore:
Tom Hollander
Dr Henry King:
Anton Lesser
Eileen Wilkins:
Charlotte Ritchie
Leonard Miall:
David Shaw-Parker
Arthur C Clarke:
Simon Treves
Paul Johnstone:
Daniel Weyman
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Producer:
David Morley

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Drama

The Afternoon Play

Series 5

Episode 4: Pieces of a Silver Lining

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series of one-off dramas. Retired vicar Geoffrey takes a stand on his council tax and gets sent to prison, where he gets trapped in a cell with a lifer. Show more