Clinging to the Wreckage Episode guide

  1. The Verdict Postponed

    10/10 John Mortimer recalls meeting his new wife and making peace with his mother.

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2009

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  2. Depravity and Corruption

    9/10 John Mortimer recalls dealing with his divorce whilst tackling obscenity laws in court.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2009

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  3. Murderers and Other Friends

    8/10 John Mortimer recalls dealing with clients accused of killing - and his confused home life

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2009

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  4. A Dependence on the Criminal Classes

    7/10 John Mortimer recalls writing books and his failing father's final years.

    First broadcast: 14 Apr 2009

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  5. The Barrister's Set

    6/10 John Mortimer recalls how life as a newly wed started with divorce cases.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2009

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  6. Writing Between Takes

    5/10 John Mortimer recalls working at the Crown Film Unit and his first 'proper' writing job.

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2009

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  7. Blacked Out Spires

    4/10 John Mortimer recalls Oxford, Brahms, wartime, pacifism and disgusting cocktails.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2009

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  8. Lord Byron's Slippers

    3/10 John Mortimer recalls his Harrow School days, plus the advent of war.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2009

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  9. Episode 2

    2/10 John Mortimer recalls his school day adventures.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2009

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  10. Is Execution Done On Cawdor?

    1/10 John Mortimer reads extracts from his autobiography, recalling his parents.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2009

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