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Episode 1

A Short Gentleman Episode 1 of 4

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

Robert sails through all his exams, but finding a girlfriend is more testing.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting

The Writer

Jon Canter read Law at Cambridge, where he was President of Footlights, then worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a radio and TV scriptwriter. His comic novels include Seeds of Greatness, A Short Gentleman and Worth.

Praise for A Short Gentleman

'Brilliant, but for God's sake don't let this book fall into the hands of any women - if they find out what we're really like we'll never hear the end of it.' Charlie Higson

'A witty, accomplished, and highly entertaining warning about the folly of ambition.' Mail on Sunday

'Elegantly written, civilised and genuinely funny.' The Scotsman

'Robert is infectious. You might just catch yourself bringing his loathsome logic to your own domestic dilemmas.' Time Out.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Feb 2016 12:30

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Role Contributor
FatherJames Hayes
MotherNichola McAuliffe
Young RobertJosef Lindsay
PilkingtonEwan Bailey
Ticky Moxon-SmithKatherine Jakeways
Judy PageTracy Wiles
Alan TemperleyGerard McDermott
AuthorJon Canter
AdaptorRobin Brooks
DirectorJonquil Panting
ProducerJonquil Panting