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

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

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

'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 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.

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

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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

Praise for A Short Gentleman

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.

Produced and Directed by JONQUIL PANTING

'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

Pilkington....EWAN BAILEY

Ticky Moxon-Smith....KATHERINE JAKEWAYS

Judy Page....TRACY WILES

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

Jon Canter's comic novel adapted by Robin Brooks.

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.

Robert Purcell QC battles to apply faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

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

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

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

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

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

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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.

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.

Produced and Directed by JONQUIL PANTING.

Elizabeth....LYNDSEY MARSHAL

Guy....ADAM BILLINGTON

Sophie....FRANCINE CHAMBERLAIN

Anthony....CARL PREKOPP

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

Elizabeth. Lyndsey Marshal

Guy. Adam Billington

Sophie. Francine Chamberlain

Anthony. Carl Prekopp

Isabel. Lauren Mote

Alan. Gerard McDermott

Robert Purcell QC battles to apply faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

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

with Gerard McDermott, Lauren Mote and TRACY WILES

Elizabeth ..... Lyndsey Marshal

Guy ..... Adam Billington

Sophie ..... Francine Chamberlain

Anthony ..... Carl Prekopp

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

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

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

Director: Jonquil Painting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

3/4

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

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.

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

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

Robert Purcell. Hugh Bonneville

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.

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

Robert Purcell QC battles to apply faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

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

Elizabeth ..... Lyndsey Marshal

Max ..... Ted Allpress

Isobel ..... Lauren Mote

Mona/Ticky ..... Katherine Jakeways

Geoffrey ..... Paul Moriarty

Anthony ..... Carl Prekopp

Penelope ..... Tracy Wiles

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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.

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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.

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.

Produced and Directed by JONQUIL PANTING.

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'

'by Jon Canter, adapted by ROBIN BROOKS

with Ted Allpress, James Hayes, Lauren Mote, and CARL PREKOPP.

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

Conclusion of Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by ROBIN BROOKS.

Geoffrey.... PAUL MORIARTY

Father.... James Hayes

Elizabeth.... LYNDSEY MARSHAL

Judy.... TRACY WILES

Pilkington.... EWAN BAILEY

Sergeant CARL PREKOPP

Isbabel Lauren Mote

Max Ted Allpress

Alan.... Gerard McDermott

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.

Robert Purcell. Hugh Bonneville

Geoffrey. Paul Moriarty

Father. James Hayes

Elizabeth. Lyndsey Marshal

Judy. Tracy Wiles

Pilkington. Ewan Bailey

Sergeant Carl Prekopp

Alan. Gerard McDermott

'by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks

Elizabeth....Lyndsey Marshal

Judy Page....Tracy Wiles

Geoffrey....Paul Moriarty

Pilkington....Ewan Bailey

Robert Purcell QC battles to apply faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.