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Rumpole and the Man of God

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.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Jul 2013 14:15


Role Contributor
WriterJohn Mortimer
AdaptorRichard Stoneman
RumpoleTimothy West
Younger RumpoleBenedict Cumberbatch
HildaJasmine Hyde
Mr PrattStephen Critchlow
George FrobisherStephen Critchlow
Reverend Mordred SkinnerAdrian Scarborough
Evelyn SkinnerCathy Sara
Ida TempestCathy Sara
Mr Justice VosperNigel Anthony
Claude Erskine-BrownNigel Anthony
DirectorMarilyn Imrie