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Rumpole and the Golden Thread2018050720190807 (R4)

In Africa defending an old pupil in a murder trial, Rumpole is arrested and Phillida arrives to bail him out. A spark between them is rekindled and burns throughout the final episodes of this long running Radio 4 series.

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?

Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Rumpole's arrested in Africa. Phillida arrives to rescue him, and their love is rekindled.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole And The Golden Thread2018050720190807 (R4)

In Africa defending an old pupil in a murder trial, Rumpole is arrested and Phillida arrives to bail him out. A spark between them is rekindled and burns throughout the final episodes of this long running Radio 4 series.

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?

Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Rumpole's arrested in Africa. Phillida arrives to rescue him, and their love is rekindled.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole And The New Year's Resolutions2016122720181231 (R4)

Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide poetry, carols, and pantomime stories as he recounts seasonal legal cases which reveal, as always, the true nature of men, women, children - and She Who Must Be Obeyed!

Cast:
Rumpole....Julian Rhind-tutt
Hilda....Jasmine Hyde
Erskine-Brown /
Gwent-Evans....Nigel Anthony
Skimpy Simpson /
Fred Timson....Stephen Critchlow
D.I. Grimble /
Eric Streeter....Ewan Bailey
Edmund....Adam Greaves-Neal

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide stories as he recounts seasonal legal cases.

Radio 4 drama

Rumpole and the Official Secret2018050820190814 (R4)

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?

Cast:
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.

Rumpole defends in a dubious espionage trial and gets embroiled in a dodgy wine fraud.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole And The Official Secret2018050820190814 (R4)

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?

Cast:
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.

Rumpole defends in a dubious espionage trial and gets embroiled in a dodgy wine fraud.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole and the Quality of Life2018050920190821 (R4)

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.

Ballard's wedding looms as Rumpole faces a life-changing decision about his own marriage.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole And The Quality Of Life2018050920190821 (R4)

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.

Ballard's wedding looms as Rumpole faces a life-changing decision about his own marriage.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Rumpole And Memories Of Christmas Past2016122520181224 (R4)

Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide poetry, carols, and pantomime stories as he recounts seasonal legal cases which reveal, as always, the true nature of men, women, children - and She Who Must Be Obeyed!

Cast:
Rumpole....Julian Rhind-tutt
Hilda / Peggy....Jasmine Hyde
Donald Compton /
Judge Bullingham /
Basil Wrigglesworth....Stephen Critchlow
Erskine-Brown /
Gwent-Evans....Nigel Anthony
Rev. Roger Longstaff /
D.I. Cartwright /
Campbell Forsyth....Ewan Bailey

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide stories as he recounts seasonal legal cases.

Radio 4 drama