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Rumpole and the Official Secret

Rumpole defends a civil servant accused of selling secrets and is embroiled in a wine fraud with an old criminal pal. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Rumpole defends a civil servant accused of selling secrets and is embroiled in a wine fraud. Phillida tells Rumpole she plans to leave her husband and asks him to keep it a secret. Rumpole considers just what that might mean.

For fifteen years and 33 episodes, Rumpole has fought, won and, very rarely, lost myriad cases - and fallen in and out of love with his wife Hilda and
"the Portia of our Chambers", Phillida Trant, who adores him, and probably always will. These three final episodes leave us guessing until the very end - will Rumpole finally leave his wife Hilda, "She who must be obeyed", for Phillida?

Cast:
Horace Rumpole ... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole ... Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard ... Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown/Hugh Timson ... Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown/Tina Bradbury ... Cathy Sara
Oliver Bowling/Kenneth Eastham ... Ben Crowe
Rosemary Tuttle/Honoria Bird ... Deborah Findlay
Liz Probert ... Amy Morgan
Judge Bullingham/Martyn Vanberry ... Ewan Bailey

Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Horace Rumpole Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown Nigel Anthony
Hugh Timson Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown Cathy Sara
Tina Bradbury Cathy Sara
Oliver Bowling Ben Crowe
Kenneth Eastham Ben Crowe
Rosemary Tuttle Deborah Findlay
Honoria Bird Deborah Findlay
Liz Probert Amy Morgan
Judge Bullingham Ewan Bailey
Martyn Vanberry Ewan Bailey
Director Marilyn Imrie
Author John Mortimer
Adaptor Richard Stoneman

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