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The Dear Departed

John Mortimer - Rumpole Episode 2 of 13

Rumpole recalls a fraud case based on some ghostly messages.

"The Splendours And Miseries Of An Old Bailey Hack". Starring Maurice Denham as ageing London barrister-at-law Horace Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Rumpole

With Michael Spice as Guthrie Featherstone, Peter Pratt as Justice Venables and Preston Lockwood as Mr Pontefract.

Originally a TV series created by writer and barrister John Mortimer, Rumpole hit the BBC radio airwaves in 1980. Case-by-case, Rumpole recalls his work at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Feb 2016 01:00