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Rumpole and the Quality of Life

Rumpole faces a life-changing decision. Hilda expects him in Cornwall, and Phillida hopes he will leave to be with her. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Ballard's wedding looms and Rumpole faces a life changing decision about his own marriage. Hilda expects him to join her in Cornwall, and Phillida hopes he will leave to be with her at last.

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 final three episodes leave us guessing until the very end - will Rumpole finally leave his wife Hilda, "She who must be obeyed", for Phillida?

Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 May 2018 14:15


Role Contributor
Horace Rumpole Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole Jasmine Hyde
Nurse O'Brien Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown Cathy Sara
Older Rumpole Timothy West
Helen Derwent Deborah Findlay
Bunty Deborah Findlay
Mrs Plumstead Deborah Findlay
Sir Daniel Derwent Ben Crowe
Jack Pommeroy Ben Crowe
Perdita Derwent Hetty Baynes Russell
Judge Bullingham Ewan Bailey
Nicholas Rumpole Jaxon Knopf
Director Marilyn Imrie
Author John Mortimer
Adaptor Richard Stoneman


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