Brief Tales From The Bench

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690116]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

1: Contempt of Court with guest stars: Naunton Wayne as Mr. Tewkesbury, a solicitor Murray Melvin as Mr. Smith, a lorry driver Lockwood West as the Deputy Judge

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690116]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Naunton Wayne

Unknown: Murray Melvin

Unknown: Lockwood West

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Chief Clerk ,: Ian Thompson

Bailiff: Peter Baldwin

Bella, Mr Tewkesbury's secretary: Petronella Barker

Judge's wife: Curigwen Uwis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690123]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

2: Free for All with guest stars:

Edward Chapman as Mr. Chilton, a peculiar headmaster of a peculiar school

Naunton Wayne as Mr. Tewkesbury, a peculiar solicitor

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690123]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Edward Chapman

Unknown: Naunton Wayne

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Bella, his secretary: Petronella Barker

Mr Benton: Lockwood West

Major-General Brook: Peter Pratt

David Brook: Michael Deacon

Usher: Antony Viccars

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690130]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

3: Abuse of Power with guest star Brewster Mason as Alan Brentford

' Alan Brentford, you are discharged. You may consider yourself very lucky in your jury.'

Whether or not it was abuse of power for Mr. Justice Blank to have made this damaging remark, he came to regret it bitterly.

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Brewster Mason is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Broadcast on Jan. 14.1968 (.Radio 2)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690130]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Brewster Mason

Unknown: Alan Brentford

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Produced By: Brewster Mason

Mr. Tippett, Mr. Brentford's counsel: Anthony Jackson

Mr. Simpkins, Mr. Brentford's solicitor: Frank Henderson

A Lord Justice: Alan Dudley

Mr Justice Salisbury: Lockwood West

Det -Supt Bone: Peter Baldwin

Mr. George Kenilworth, Counsel for Mr Brentford: Denys Hawthorne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690206]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

4: Near Miss with Curigwen Lewis as the Judge's wife

' He is such a careful driver.' Yet when crossing the path of a cyclist, the no-accident Judge fails to stop and so gets involved in a murder case.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690206]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Curigwen Lewis

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Kind policeman: Wilfrid Carter

Cyclist: Ian Thompson

Stern policeman: Victor Lucas

Motorist: Leonard Fenton

His wife: Jill Cary

Nice policeman: Peter Williams

Det -lnsp: Brian Haines

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690213]

by Henry Cecil Andrew CruickshankJudge Cecil, in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

5: Something for Nothing with guest star Tony Britton as Mr Trent, sued by his betting partner for £ 1,500— the other's alleged share of their joint winnings from a system that turns out to he infallible

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Broadcast on Jan. 21. 1988 (Radio 2)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690213]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

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Mr Broadway, Counsel for the plaintiff: Lockwood West

John Peters, the plaintiff: John Justin

Clerk of the Court: Peter Baldwin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690220]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

6: Chef's Special with guest stars

Raymond Huntley us Mr. Blandish, an incensed connoisseur of food and drink suing a very expensive hotel

Denys Blakelock as Mr. Crabtree, a longwinded lawyer trying to prove that the hote] and its restaurant were not wholly inadequate as claimed

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690220]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Raymond Huntley

Unknown: Denys Blakelock

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r. Benton, Counsel for Mr. Blandish: Lockwood West

Girl in the reception: Carol Marsh

Mr Cutworthy, the manager: Rolf Lefebvre

A waiter: Antony Viccars

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690306]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

8: The Wanted Man with guest stars: Michael Goodliffe as Mr. Partridge, a generous man with a twinkle in his eye Francis de Wolff as a bearded Commander who suspects him of being the wanted man

Clerk of the Court.LEONARD FENTON BBC announcer....Jimmy KINGSBURY

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690306]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Michael Goodliffe

Unknown: Francis de Wolff

Unknown: Leonard Fenton

Announcer: Jimmy Kingsbury

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The Vicar: Ian Thompson

Mrs Lauderdale: Pauline Letts

Mary Partridge: Carol Mason

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690313]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

9: The Hidden Money with guest star Sydney Tafler as Sandy Morton

' met Robert Hull in the pub as he said, Your Honour, but he didn'mention wanting to hide the money. I invited him to our club and he lost the £ 500, and that's all there is to it.'

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Broadcast on Feb. 2. 1968 (Radio 2)

'Brief Tales from the Bench by Henry Cecil , eight stories—some true. some invented-adapted by the author from the radio plays, can be obtained through booksellers (price 4s. 6d.) or from [address removed] (price 5s. 3d. including postage and packing).

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690313]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Sydney Tafler

Unknown: Sandy Morton

Unknown: Robert Hull

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Robert Hull: David Brierley

Amy, his wife: Monica Grey

Mr Grove, his Counsel: Victor Lucas

Mr Gibson, Amy's solicitor: Lockwood West

Croupier: Haydn Jones

Mac: Denis McCarthy

Mr Cobb, Robert Hull's solicitor: Frank Henderson

Amy's mother: Barbara Mitchell

Mrs Dean, solicitor: Pauline Letts

Her clerk: Carol Marsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690320]

by Henry Cecil cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

10: Made to Measure Guest star

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690320]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

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Judge Cecil, in thirteen: Andrew Cruickshank

Mr Kiddington: Peter Woodthorpe

Mr Benton his Counsel: Lockwood West

Mr Jones, his tailor: Trader Faulkner

Registrar: Wilfrid Carter

Clerk of the Court: Leonard Fenton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690327]

by Henry Cecil

in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

11: Perjury with guest stars: , the ' log-and-dog man ' : ' Commit perjury for fifty nicker? Well-I've often told lies for nothing. But not here. Not in court. That's different. May my grandmother's soul rot in hell if I tell- a lie here.'

John Westbrook as Mr. Faulkner, Counsel for Mr. Riley: ' All we say is that whether or not Mr. Morris had a watch on him when Mr. Riley struck him, it was not this watch here that was damaged.'

So one of the parties was committing perjury.

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Broadest on Dec.31.1667 (Radio2)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690327]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

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Judge Cecil,: Andrew Cruickshank

Albert Briggs: David Kossoff

George Riley: John Wyse

Henry Morris: Lockwood West

His son: Leroy Lingwood

John Meldrum, Counsel for Morris: Anthony Jackson

Thomas Carr, landlord of the Berkely Arms: Harold Kasket

Mr Simpson, Clerk of the court: Frank Henderson

Inspector Hughes, C I D: Victor Lucas

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690403]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

12: The Truth with guest stars:

Kathleen Harrison as Mrs. Laverton, the plaintiff: He had the whole of my savings —£300. It's as true as I'm standing here! '

Peter Jones as Tony Buckland , the defendant: ' I never had a penny of her money. It's as true as I'm standing here! '

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Broadcast on January 7. 1968

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690403]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Kathleen Harrison

Unknown: Peter Jones

Unknown: Tony Buckland

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Mr Winchcombe, an estate agent: John Justin

Mr Duval, Mrs Lavertons land-lord: Ronald Herdman

Mr Burns, her solicitor: John Wyse

Mr Copthorne,Mr Buckland's Solicitor: Alan Dudley

Mr Tweedie, Counsel for Mrs Laverton: Lockwood West

Mr Stone, Counsel for Mr Buck land: Denis McCarthy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690410]

by Henry Cecil

Andrew Cruickshank as Judge Cecil , in thirteen cases from his London County Court-Fact or Fiction?

13: Retrial with guest stars:

Hattie Jacques as Mrs. Lydia Long , a lady of more heart than brains, who has come to give evidence that the pencils were not stolen by her acquaintance, played by... Denys Hawthorne as Mr. Elgar who lost his job after having been convicted of shop-lifting

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Brief Tales from the Bench by Henry Cecil , eight stories-some true, some invented-adapted by the author from the radio plays, can be obtained through booksellers (price 4s. 6d.) or from[address removed](price 5s. 3d. including postage and packing).

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690410]

Unknown: Henry Cecil

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Judge Cecil

Unknown: Hattie Jacques

Unknown: Mrs. Lydia Long

Played By: Denys Hawthorne

Produced By: H. B. Fortuin

Mr Benton, Counsel for his employers: Lockwood West

Chairman of School Board: Geoffrey Wincott

Store Detective: Michael Deacon

Store Manager: Rolf Lefebvre