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.
|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|
|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|