iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Rumpole and the Man of God

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Rumpole and the Man of God

Duration:
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.

Credits

Writer
John Mortimer
Adaptor
Richard Stoneman
Rumpole
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda
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
Director
Marilyn Imrie

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for Drama of the Week

    Drama of the Week

    Every Friday we bring you a new drama from Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with someā€¦

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.