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?
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.
|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|