Rumpole And The Portia Of Our Chambers
Friday 3 July
BBC RADIO 4
Rumpole comes close to giving up the law when forced to consider the path his life has taken by a combination of his attraction to his pupil Phyllida, an unsettling case involving an Irish terrorist and a devoted father and son – as well as a visit from an old flame of Hilda’s. But the love shown by a client’s son for his father convinces Rumpole that he can’t simply quit as husband, parent or Old Bailey hack. The question of what makes a good parent runs through the episode, with Rumpole asking himself if he is turning into a bad father, especially in comparison to his client.
With Benedict Cumberbatch as Horace Rumpole; Jasmine Hyde as Hilda Rumpole; Cathy Sara as Phyllida Trant; Stephen Critchlow as Boxey Horne; and Samuel Reader as Matthew Culp.
Producer/Catherine Bailey for the BBC
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