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01Birkett And The Blind Soldier20120103

By Caroline and David Stafford.

1 of 4

A blind WW1 veteran, accused of murdering his wife, is defended by Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years. 1 of 4

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Lady Pearson....Adjoa Andoh

Arthur....Carl Prekopp

MacCormac....Paul Moriarty

Frazer/Warder....Adam Billington

Humphreys....James Lailey

Sgt Waller....Gerard McDermott

Randall/Clerk....Rikki Lawton

Grace/Margaret....Alex Rivers

Woman....Victoria Inez Hardy

The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. The four stories in this series cover some of Birkett's most famous cases, including the dramatic trial of Buck Ruxton, the doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid; the scandalous Dennistoun affair; and the very peculiar events surrounding the mysterious cyclist Ronald Light. In many ways, these stories represent an abridged history of those inter-war years and reflect, in their parade of moral confusions, hypocrisies, panics and vanities, our own not dissimilar age.

A blind WWI veteran is accused of murdering his wife.

01Birkett And The Blind Soldier20120103

By Caroline and David Stafford.

1 of 4

A blind WW1 veteran, accused of murdering his wife, is defended by Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years. 1 of 4

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Lady Pearson....Adjoa Andoh

Arthur....Carl Prekopp

MacCormac....Paul Moriarty

Frazer/Warder....Adam Billington

Humphreys....James Lailey

Sgt Waller....Gerard McDermott

Randall/Clerk....Rikki Lawton

Grace/Margaret....Alex Rivers

Woman....Victoria Inez Hardy

The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. The four stories in this series cover some of Birkett's most famous cases, including the dramatic trial of Buck Ruxton, the doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid; the scandalous Dennistoun affair; and the very peculiar events surrounding the mysterious cyclist Ronald Light. In many ways, these stories represent an abridged history of those inter-war years and reflect, in their parade of moral confusions, hypocrisies, panics and vanities, our own not dissimilar age.

A blind WWI veteran is accused of murdering his wife.

02Birkett And The Green Bicycle20120110

By Caroline and David Stafford.

2/ 4

A story of murder, pacifism and chocolate taken from the casebook of Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years.

Norman Birkett...Neil Dudgeon

Billie...Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar...Alun Raglan

Sir Edward...Nicholas Jones

Cadbury...James Lailey

Cox/Enoch...Adam Billington

Judge...Gerard McDermott

Lily/Muriel...Francine Chamberlain

Ronald...Christopher Webster

Graham...Simon Bubb.

A story of murder, pacifism and chocolate taken from the casebook of Norman Birkett.

02Birkett And The Green Bicycle20120110

By Caroline and David Stafford.

2/ 4

A story of murder, pacifism and chocolate taken from the casebook of Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years.

Norman Birkett...Neil Dudgeon

Billie...Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar...Alun Raglan

Sir Edward...Nicholas Jones

Cadbury...James Lailey

Cox/Enoch...Adam Billington

Judge...Gerard McDermott

Lily/Muriel...Francine Chamberlain

Ronald...Christopher Webster

Graham...Simon Bubb.

A story of murder, pacifism and chocolate taken from the casebook of Norman Birkett.

03Birkett And The Red Stains On The Carpet20120117

By Caroline and David Stafford.

3/4

Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years, defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid.

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Jackson....Adam Billington

Buck Ruxton....Sagar Arya

Shaw....Gerard McDermott

Glaister....James Lailey

Bennett....Rikki Lawton

Alfred....Christopher Webster

Susan/Gracie....Victoria Inez Hardy

Mary....Alex Rivers.

Birkett defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid.

03Birkett And The Red Stains On The Carpet20120117

By Caroline and David Stafford.

3/4

Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years, defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid.

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Jackson....Adam Billington

Buck Ruxton....Sagar Arya

Shaw....Gerard McDermott

Glaister....James Lailey

Bennett....Rikki Lawton

Alfred....Christopher Webster

Susan/Gracie....Victoria Inez Hardy

Mary....Alex Rivers.

Birkett defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid.

04 LASTBirkett And The Naked Toreador20120124

By Caroline and David Stafford.

4/4

Blackmail, snobbery, scandal and bullfighting. Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years, takes on his most famous case. 4/4

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Lady Caernarvon....Joanna Monro

Sir Edward....Nicholas Jones

Dennistoun....Carl Prekopp

Mlle Cina....Victoria Inez Hardy

Dorothy....Adjoa Andoh.

Blackmail, snobbery, scandal and bullfighting. Birkett takes on his most famous case.

04 LASTBirkett And The Naked Toreador20120124

By Caroline and David Stafford.

4/4

Blackmail, snobbery, scandal and bullfighting. Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years, takes on his most famous case. 4/4

Norman Birkett....Neil Dudgeon

Billie....Bonnie Engstrom

Edgar....Alun Raglan

Lady Caernarvon....Joanna Monro

Sir Edward....Nicholas Jones

Dennistoun....Carl Prekopp

Mlle Cina....Victoria Inez Hardy

Dorothy....Adjoa Andoh.

Blackmail, snobbery, scandal and bullfighting. Birkett takes on his most famous case.