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Rookie barrister Roger Thursby unwittingly aids a habitual fraudster. Stars Richard Briers and John Le Mesurier. From June 1970.

Rookie barrister Roger Thursby unwittingly aids a habitual fraudster.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Roger Thursby ...... Richard Briers
Henry Blagrove ...... Richard Waring
Sally Mannering ...... Ann Davies
Grimes ...... John Glyn-Jones

Special guest stars:
Green ...... Kenneth Connor
The Judge ...... John Le Mesurier

Other parts by Malcolm Hayes and Fredrick Treves.

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1970.

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