Rumpole And The Penge Bungalow Murders

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01Old Unhappy Far-off Things2009051920101230
20090519 (BBC7)
20130427 (BBC7)
20130428 (BBC7)

Adaptation by Richard Stoneman of the novel by John Mortimer.

It is the 1950s, a short decade after the end of the war, and two war heroes have been shot dead.

The only suspect is Simon Jerrold, the son of one of the victims, and he faces the death penalty.

Defending him is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice.

But the novice's superiors did not count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole.

Elder Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

Young Horace Rumpole....Benedict Cumberbatch

CH Wystan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Albert....Andy de la Tour

Simon Jerold....Ewan Bailey

Daisy....Emma Fielding

Hilda Wystan....Jasmine Hyde

Reggie Proudfoot....Stephen Critchlow

Bonny Bernard....Matthew Morgan

Judge Cookson....Karl Johnson

Lord Jessop....David Shaw-Parker

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

The young and hungry Horace Rumpole defends a man accused of murdering two war heroes.

By John Mortimer.

A Christmas treat for all Rumpole fans and all Radio 4 listeners who love a good whodunit with a cracking court case thrown in for good measure.

Benedict Cumberbatch, plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute legal eagle Horace Rumpole in his first big murder case, where he defends for the first time "alone and without a leader" in the case which was to make his name; and of course the story also marks the beginning of his life-long liason with "She who must be obeyed"; as we hear, recalled through the memoirs of the older Rumpole, how young Rumpole found himself engaged and married without being absolutely sure that he had in fact proposed in the first place!

It is the fifties, a short decade after the end of the war, and two war heroes have been shot dead.

But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole

Cast:

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

Producer/Director - Marilyn Imrie

It is the 1950s; Horace Rumpole defends a young man accused of a chilling double murder.

Young Rumpole defends a man accused of murdering two war heroes. With Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch, plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute legal eagle Horace Rumpole in his first big murder case, where he defends for the first time "alone and without a leader" in the case which was to make his name; and of course the story also marks the beginning of his life-long liason with "She who must be obeyed"; as we hear, recalled through the memoirs of the older Rumpole, how young Rumpole found himself engaged and married without being absolutely sure that he had in fact proposed in the first place!

It is the fifties, a short decade after the end of the war, and two war heroes have been shot dead. The only suspect is Simon Jerrold, the son of one of the victims, and he faces the death penalty. Defending him is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole

02 LASTAlone And Without A Leader2009052620101231
20090526 (BBC7)
20130504 (BBC7)
20130505 (BBC7)

Adaptation by Richard Stoneman of the novel by John Mortimer.

Young Horace Rumpole defends a young man accused of murder, maintaining that he is innocent until proven guilty.

He faces opposition from the Establishment and receives support from unexpected quarters.

Elder Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

Young Horace Rumpole....Benedict Cumberbatch

Lord Jessop....David Shaw-Parker

CH Wystan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Hilda Wystan....Jasmine Hyde

Simon Jerold....Ewan Bailey

Bonny Bernard....Matthew Morgan

Reggie Proudfoot....Stephen Critchlow

Daisy....Emma Fielding

Peter Benson....Andy de la Tour

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Young Horace Rumpole receives support from unexpected quarters.

By John Mortimer

Young Horace Rumpole defends a young man, accused of murder, maintaining that he is innocent until proved guilty.

He faces opposition from the establishment and support from unexpected quarters.

Cast:

C.H.

Wystan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Albert - Andy De La Tour

Judge Cookson - Karl Johnson

Adapted by Richard Stoneman

Producer/Director - Marilyn Imrie

The accused asks the senior QC to hand over his case to young Horace Rumpole.

Young Horace Rumpole defends a young man, accused of murder, maintaining that he is innocent until proved guilty. He faces opposition from the establishment and support from unexpected quarters.