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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 January 2012

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.


James Hayes
Nichola McAuliffe
Young Robert
Josef Lindsay
Ewan Bailey
Ticky Moxon-Smith
Katherine Jakeways
Judy Page
Tracy Wiles
Alan Temperley
Gerard McDermott
Jon Canter
Robin Brooks
Jonquil Panting
Jonquil Panting


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