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by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

1/4

Robert sails through all his exams, but finding a girlfriend is more testing.

Father....James Hayes

Mother....Nichola McAuliffe

Young Robert....Josef Lindsay

Pilkington....Ewan Bailey

Ticky Moxon-Smith....Katherine Jakeways

Judy Page....Tracy Wiles

Alan Temperley....Gerard McDermott

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting

The Writer

Jon Canter read Law at Cambridge, where he was President of Footlights, then worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a radio and TV scriptwriter. His comic novels include Seeds of Greatness, A Short Gentleman and Worth.

Praise for A Short Gentleman

'Brilliant, but for God's sake don't let this book fall into the hands of any women - if they find out what we're really like we'll never hear the end of it.' Charlie Higson

'A witty, accomplished, and highly entertaining warning about the folly of ambition.' Mail on Sunday

'Elegantly written, civilised and genuinely funny.' The Scotsman

'Robert is infectious. You might just catch yourself bringing his loathsome logic to your own domestic dilemmas.' Time Out.

Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

'Robert is infectious. You might just catch yourself bringing his loathsome logic to your own domestic dilemmas.' Time Out.

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in From January 2012.

Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life

Father.... James Hayes
Mother.... Nichola McAuliffe
Young Robert.... Josef Lindsay
Pilkington.... Ewan Bailey
Ticky Moxon-Smith.... Katherine Jakeways
Judy Page.... Tracy Wiles
Alan Temperley.... Gerard McDermott

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in From January 2012.

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20160216 (BBC7)
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20190929 (BBC7)

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

2/4

Robert woos Elizabeth, by means of a putty-coloured carpet.

Elizabeth....Lyndsey Marshal

Guy....Adam Billington

Sophie....Francine Chamberlain

Anthony....Carl Prekopp

with Gerard McDermott, Lauren Mote and Tracy Wiles.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

Robert woos Elizabeth, by means of a putty-coloured carpet.

Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

Elizabeth.... Lyndsey Marshal
Guy.... Adam Billington
Sophie.... Francine Chamberlain
Anthony.... Carl Prekopp
Isabel.... Lauren Mote
Alan.... Gerard McDermott

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life

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20160223 (BBC7)
20191006 (BBC7)

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

3/4

When dealing with his wife's lover, Robert employs his deadliest weapon: being a gentleman.

Elizabeth....Lyndsey Marshal

Max....Ted Allpress

Isobel....Lauren Mote

Mona/Ticky....Katherine Jakeways

Geoffrey....Paul Moriarty

Anthony....Carl Prekopp

Penelope....Tracy Wiles

with Adjoa Andoh, Ewan Bailey, Adam Billington , James Hayes.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

When dealing with his wife's lover, Robert uses his deadliest weapon - being a gentleman.

When dealing with his wife's lover, Robert employs his deadliest weapon: being a gentleman.

Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

Director: Jonquil Painting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.

Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life

Elizabeth.... Lyndsey Marshal
Max.... Ted Allpress
Isobel.... Lauren Mote
Mona/Ticky.... Katherine Jakeways
Geoffrey.... Paul Moriarty
Anthony.... Carl Prekopp
Penelope.... Tracy Wiles

With Adjoa Andoh, Ewan Bailey, Adam Billington and James Hayes.

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20160301 (BBC7)
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20191013 (BBC7)

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

4/4

Robert's nemesis approaches, along with Edward, basset hound of doom.

Elizabeth....Lyndsey Marshal

Judy Page....Tracy Wiles

Geoffrey....Paul Moriarty

Pilkington....Ewan Bailey

Alan Temperley....Gerard McDermott

with Ted Allpress, James Hayes, Lauren Mote, and Carl Prekopp.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

QC Robert's nemesis approaches, along with Edward, basset hound of doom.

Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life