Short Stories By John Mortimer

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20061124 (BBC7)

A short story by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. Read by Garard Green.

A short story by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey.

20060108 BT=0915 (BBC7)

Rumpole and the Widow Twankey: A short story by John Mortimer: Rumpole attends a pantomime, but instinctively knows something is wrong. Read by Timothy West.

20060109 BT=0215 (BBC7)

Rumpole and the Widow Twankey: A short story by John Mortimer: Rumpole attends a pantomime, but instinctively knows something is wrong. Read by Timothy West.

Paradise Island1989120020060113 (BBC7)
20060115 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060115 (BBC7)
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20060116 (BBC7)
20061126 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061126 (BBC7)
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20061127 (BBC7)
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Will a dentist's Pacific encounter with the lovely La La make him put down his drill forever? Read by Garard Green.

Will a dentist's Pacific encounter with the lovely La La make him put down his drill?

A dentist takes a Pacific holiday.

Will glimpsing paradise make him put down his drill?

Will a dentist's Pacific holiday in paradise make him put down his drill forever? Read by Gerard Green.

From December 1989.

A dentist and his wife take a Pacific holiday.

Will glimpsing paradise make him put down his drill forever? From December 1989.

Will a glimpse of paradise make our hero put down his drill forever? From 1989.

Another tale from John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey.

Another tale from John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. Read by Garard Green.

A dentist and his wife take a Pacific holiday. Will a glimpse of paradise make our hero put down his drill forever? From 1989.

Will a dentist's Pacific holiday in paradise make him put down his drill forever? Read by Gerard Green. From December 1989.

A dentist takes a Pacific holiday. Will glimpsing paradise make him put down his drill?

Rumpole And The Spirit Of Christmas19971230

Leo Mckern returns with a festive tale of John Mortimer's legal eagle, Horace Rumpole.

Rumpole And The Widow Twankey1996122620170101 (BBC7)
20170102 (BBC7)

Rumpole defends a safe-blower, and exposes a dubious senior police officer.

Readings of stories by the English barrister and author

The Mysterious Affair2003072320060120 (BBC7)
20060122 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060122 (BBC7)
20060123 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20060123 (BBC7)
20061201 (BBC7)
20061203 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061203 (BBC7)
20061204 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20061204 (BBC7)
20090412 (BBC7)
20100103 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20100103 (BBC7)
20101128 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)
20111213 (BBC7)
20120930 (BBC7)
20121001 (BBC7)
20131229 (BBC7)
20131230 (BBC7)
20150510 (BBC7)
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20190527 (BBC7)

Freddy becomes convinced that his father played a grisly part in his grandfather's disappearance. Read by Bernard Cribbins.

Freddy becomes convinced that his father played a part in his grandfather's disappearance.

Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a grisly part in his grandfather's disappearance.

Freddy believes that his father has played a part in his grandfather's disappearance.

Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance.

This was originally broadcast as part of the Father Figures series.

Readings of stories by the English barrister and author

Readings of stories by the English barrister and author

Readings of stories by the English barrister and author

LSRumpole And The Absence Of Body19981213

A John Mortimer mystery.

`When it comes to a trial for murder, the failure of the corpse to put in an appearance can be a considerable embarrassment to all concerned.' Read by Bernard Cribbins

LSRumpole And The Actor Laddie19981214

Bernard Cribbins reads another new Rumpole story by John Mortimer.

An actor delivers his greatest performance from the witness box, leaving Rumpole impressed but not convinced.

LSRumpole And The Widow Twankey1998010220060106 (BBC7)
20060108 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060108 (BBC7)
20060109 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20060109 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20061231 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061231 (BBC7)
20070101 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20070101 (BBC7)
20081219 BT=1345 (BBC7)
20081219 (BBC7)
20101226 (BBC7)
20170101 (BBC7)
20170102 (BBC7)

A tale by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. Read by Timothy West.

Rumpole defends a safe-blower, and exposes a dubious senior police officer.

1960, Hilda has had a baby. Rumpole defends a safe-blower, and exposes a dubious senior police officer. Read by Timothy West.

A Boxing Day pantomime visit provides the barrister with the perfect case for the defence.

A short story by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. Read by Timothy West.

A Boxing Day pantomime visit provides the eagle-eyed barrister with the perfect case for the defence. Read by Timothy West.

A tale by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey.

Read by Timothy West.

A short story by English novelist John Mortimer, best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey.

A short story by John Mortimer: Rumpole attends a pantomime, but instinctively knows something is wrong.

By John Mortimer.

A Boxing Day visit to the pantomime provides the eagle-eyed barrister with the perfect case for the defence.

A short story by John Mortimer: Rumpole attends a pantomime, but instinctively knows something is wrong. Read by Timothy West.