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0101Qc At Any Cost1996041720160809 (BBC7)
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Hell-bent on becoming QC no matter what, John Fuller-Carp employs anyone who can help him.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp, the Machiavellian head of chambers, is determined to become a QC and will perform almost any moral contortion to achieve his goal.

When left-wing Ruth Quirke, rumoured to be the daughter of a High Court judge, applies to join chambers at Forecourt Buildings, Fuller-Carp's imagination goes into overdrive and a hotline to the Lord Chancellor and promotion seems inevitable.

But will his "New Labour" image amount to anything..?

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke.... Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Judge.... Gavin Muir
Suggs.... John Baddeley
Brinsley.... Alex Lowe
Jen.... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.

Hell-bent on becoming QC no matter what, John Fuller-carp employs anyone who can help him.

0102The Right To Silence1996042420160816 (BBC7)
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Incompetent pompous barrister John Fuller-Carp ends up on the wrong side of the law.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

Hostilities between pompous Fuller-Carp and Ruth have intensified, and a walking holiday in the Lake District with an influential judge would seem to provide the perfect break.

However, a Crimewatch obsessed hotelier, an ambiguous fax and an impending murder trial conspire to turn the weekend into a nightmare which even the allure of the hotel's Nick Ross Carvery cannot redeem.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke.... Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Austin Weave.... Jonathan Kydd
Other parts.... Peter Serafinowcz

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.

Incompetent pompous barrister John Fuller-carp ends up on the wrong side of the law.

0103The Cab Rank Rule1996050120160823 (BBC7)
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After extolling high standards at the bar, Fuller-Carp is embarrassed over animal rights.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

Fuller-Carp faces a dilemma when asked to represent animal rights activists, having just accepted an invitation to go fox-hunting with some influential High Court judges.

Nor is it just Fuller-Carp's dignity which is on the line, as LAM (Lawyers against Meat) is ready to pounce...

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke.... Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Simon De Vere.... Jonathan Coy
Rob.... Paul Shearer
Mr Porteus.... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Porteus.... Ann Beach

Producer Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.

John Fuller Carp....John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke....Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Simon De Vere.... Jonathan Coy
Rob.... Paul Shearer
Mr Porteus.... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Porteus.... Ann Beach

0104Trial By Television1996050820160830 (BBC7)
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With his colleagues busy on the box, John Fuller-Carp wants to make a bigger TV splash.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

Ruth gets a job as "Legal Eagle" on breakfast telly, leaving John Fuller-Carp desperate to make a bigger TV splash.

Clive Coleman’s sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke.... Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Matthew Hoadley.... Robert Duncan
Trudy.... Susie Brann
Sylvie.... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.

With his colleagues busy on the box, John Fuller-carp wants to make a bigger TV splash.

0105The American1996051520160906 (BBC7)
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The arrival of a star US lawyer prompts stuffy John Fuller-Carp to copy his sharp tactics.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

When star American lawyer Thurman Berkley arrives in chambers for a week, a culture clash seems inevitable.

But the stuffy John Fuller-Carp will do anything to win a case - even if it means adopting the rapping rhythms Thurman used so successfully in the OK Stimpson trial.

A run-of-the-mill GBH gets the full transatlantic treatment.

Clive Coleman's sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke.... Lesley Sharp
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Thurman Berkley.... David Harewood

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.

0201Only The Lonely1998051120161011 (BBC7)
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John Fuller-Carp uses his masculine charms when he finds himself in competition with rival Vernon Ames.

Meanwhile, Ruth is very broody...

Clive Coleman’s sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Ruth Quirke.... Sarah Lancashire

With Jeremy Clyde, Joanna Monro and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.

John Fuller-Carp uses his masculine charms on a lady judge. Ruth decides to adopt a baby.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0202The Masons1998051820161018 (BBC7)
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Turmoil abounds when barrister John Fuller-Carp tries to join a lodge.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0203The Phantom Barrister1998052520161025 (BBC7)
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A new worker puzzles John Fuller-Carp, and Ruth's mum visits.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

Fuller-Carp sets about recruiting new blood with a puzzling new worker - and Ruth's mum pays a visit.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Ruth Quirke.... Sarah Lancashire

With Robert Bathurst, Susan Johnston and Chris Pavlo.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.

0204A Case With A View1998060120161101 (BBC7)
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When barrister John Fuller-Carp's ambitions take a downward turn, he takes extreme action.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0205Conditional Fees1998060820161108 (BBC7)
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Fuller-Carp wants victory in a 'no win, no fee' case of a broken thumb and a can of figs.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp wants victory in a 'no win, no fee' case of a broken thumb involving a can of figs

Clive Coleman’s sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp.... John Bird
Hilary Tripping.... James Fleet
Vince.... Jonathan Kydd
Ruth Quirke.... Sarah Lancashire
Philip James.... Chris Pavlo
Shearing.... Peter Gunn
Masterson.... Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.

0301Rent Arrears1999030920180608 (BBC7)
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Ruth fakes a family for a client and John Fuller-Carp fiddles the books.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp, head of chambers, enjoys conning students. Ruth tries to avoid the question, and Vince acts Jewish. All in a day's work for the barristers of Forecourt Buildings.

Series 3 of Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

Stars John Bird, James Fleet, Sarah Lancashire, Jonathan Kydd, Rebecca Front and Ben Crowe.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

John Fuller-Carp, head of chambers, enjoys conning students. Ruth tries to avoid the question, and Vince acts Jewish. All in a day's work for the barristers of Forecourt Buildings.

Series 3 of Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Rebecca Front and Ben Crowe.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

Ruth fakes a family for a client and John Fuller-Carp fiddles the books.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp, head of chambers, enjoys conning students. Ruth tries to avoid the question, and Vince acts Jewish. All in a day's work for the barristers of Forecourt Buildings.

Series 3 of Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Rebecca Front and Ben Crowe.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

Ruth fakes a family for a client and John Fuller-Carp fiddles the books.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0302A Pain In The Back1999031620180615 (BBC7)
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Fuller-Carp is distracted by an alluring client, and Ruth babysits an electronic pet.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0302A Pain in the Back1999031620200616 (BBC7)
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John Fuller-Carp becomes distracted by the allure of one of his clients and Ruth is asked to babysit for a friend's electronic pet.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Joanna Monro, Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn and Tilly Gaunt.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

Fuller-Carp is distracted by an alluring client, and Ruth babysits an electronic pet.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp becomes distracted by the allure of one of his clients and Ruth is asked to babysit for a friend's electronic pet.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Joanna Monro, Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn and Tilly Gaunt.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

Fuller-Carp is distracted by an alluring client, and Ruth babysits an electronic pet.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0303Outward Bound1999032320180622 (BBC7)
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A legal firm invites John, Ruth and Hilary to a team-building exercise in the country.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

A legal firm invites Fuller-Carp, Ruth and Hilary to take part in an outward-bound weekend - with disastrous results...

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Chris Pavlo, Simon Greenall, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Natalie Walker.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

A legal firm invites John, Ruth and Hilary to a team-building exercise in the country.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

A legal firm invites Fuller-Carp, Ruth and Hilary to take part in an outward-bound weekend - with disastrous results...

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Chris Pavlo, Simon Greenall, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Natalie Walker.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

A legal firm invites John, Ruth and Hilary to a team-building exercise in the country.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

0304It's Only Words1999033020180629 (BBC7)
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John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a bet with a rival barrister.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a very costly bet with rival barrister Vernon Ames, while Ruth joins an exclusive dating agency.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Jeremy Clyde, Simon Greenall, Ben Crowe. John Rowe and Emma Clarke.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a bet with a rival barrister.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money

John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a very costly bet with rival barrister Vernon Ames, while Ruth joins an exclusive dating agency.

Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd

With Jeremy Clyde, Simon Greenall, Ben Crowe. John Rowe and Emma Clarke.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a bet with a rival barrister.

Comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money