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Rumpole and the Man of God

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 March 2012

By John Mortimer
Adapted by Richard Stoneman

The text for this episode of Rumpole is 'we shouldn't drop bombs of information which might cause ruin and havoc.'

It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being defrocked.

Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed bachelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before...

And finally, Hilda, she who must be obeyed, drops a bomb of information which will have a profound effect on their marriage.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


John Mortimer
Richard Stoneman
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole
Benedict Cumberbatch
Jasmine Hyde
Mr Pratt
Stephen Critchlow
George Frobisher
Stephen Critchlow
Reverend Mordred Skinner
Adrian Scarborough
Evelyn Skinner
Cathy Sara
Ida Tempest
Cathy Sara
Mr Justice Vosper
Nigel Anthony
Claude Erskine-Brown
Nigel Anthony
Marilyn Imrie


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