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Rumpole and the Expert Witness

Episode 2 of 2

Rumpole defends a doctor accused of murdering his wife - and the pathologist in the case is an old flame of the GP.

Written by by John Mortimer. Adapted for radio by Richard Stoneman.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy West star in this new Rumpole story.

It's 1964. Rumpole is asked to defend a GP, Dr Ned Dacre, who is accused of murdering his wife, Sally. Dr Ned Dacre's father is also a GP, Dr Henry Dacre, and it is he who asks Rumpole to take on the case.

Dr Henry met Rumpole during the Penge Bungalow Murder trial and believes Rumpole's the man to get his son off this trumped-up charge. The plot thickens when the local pathologist, Pamela Gall, turns out to be an old flame of Dr Ned's. It seems that Pamela never forgave Dr Ned for dumping her and marrying Sally instead.

Director: Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Dec 2014 14:15

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Role Contributor
Older Rumpole Timothy West
Younger Rumpole Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole Jasmine Hyde
Nicholas Rumpole Louis Tafler-Hyde
Erskine-Brown Nigel Anthony
Owen Munroe QC Nigel Anthony
Henry Adrian Scarborough
Dr Ned Dacre Daniel Weyman
Dr Harry Dacre Ewan Bailey
Judge Carstairs Ewan Bailey
Dr Pamela Gall Claire Skinner
Author John Mortimer
Adaptor Richard Stoneman
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Catherine Bailey


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