Rumpole And The Man Of God

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AD20120301

By John Mortimer

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being be defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed batchelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

And finally, Hilda, she who must be obeyed, drops a bomb of information which will have a profound effect on their marriage.

Cast:

Rumpole... Timothy West

Younger Rumpole... Benedict Cumberbatch

Hilda... Jasmine Hyde

Mr Pratt/ George Frobisher... Stephen Critchlow

Reverend Mordred Skinner... Adrian Scarborough

Evelyn Skinner/ Ida Tempest... Cathy Sara

Mr Justice Vosper/Claude Erskine-Brown... Nigel Anthony

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Rumpole defends a shoplifting clergyman, exposes a former arsonist and appeases Hilda.

AD20120301

By John Mortimer

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being be defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed batchelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

And finally, Hilda, she who must be obeyed, drops a bomb of information which will have a profound effect on their marriage.

Cast:

Rumpole... Timothy West

Younger Rumpole... Benedict Cumberbatch

Hilda... Jasmine Hyde

Mr Pratt/ George Frobisher... Stephen Critchlow

Reverend Mordred Skinner... Adrian Scarborough

Evelyn Skinner/ Ida Tempest... Cathy Sara

Mr Justice Vosper/Claude Erskine-Brown... Nigel Anthony

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Rumpole defends a shoplifting clergyman, exposes a former arsonist and appeases Hilda.

AD2012030120130705

By John Mortimer

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

The text for this episode of Rumpole is 'we shouldn't drop bombs of information which might cause ruin and havoc.'

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed bachelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

And finally, Hilda, she who must be obeyed, drops a bomb of information which will have a profound effect on their marriage.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

AD2012030120130705

By John Mortimer

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

The text for this episode of Rumpole is 'we shouldn't drop bombs of information which might cause ruin and havoc.'

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed bachelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

And finally, Hilda, she who must be obeyed, drops a bomb of information which will have a profound effect on their marriage.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being be defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed batchelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

Cast:

Rumpole... Timothy West

Younger Rumpole... Benedict Cumberbatch

Hilda... Jasmine Hyde

Mr Pratt/ George Frobisher... Stephen Critchlow

Reverend Mordred Skinner... Adrian Scarborough

Evelyn Skinner/ Ida Tempest... Cathy Sara

Mr Justice Vosper/Claude Erskine-Brown... Nigel Anthony

Rumpole defends a shoplifting clergyman, exposes a former arsonist and appeases Hilda.