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Birkett and the Naked Toreador

A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 43 mins
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Summary

The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce, or a livid libel action.

In this episode, Birkett takes on his most famous case, involving blackmail, snobbery, scandal, and bullfighting. Starring Neil Dudgeon as Birkett, with Bonnie Engstrom, Alun Raglan, Joanna Monro, Nicholas Jones, Carl Prekopp, Victoria Inez Hardy, and Adjoa Andoh, Birkett and the Naked Toreador was written by Caroline and David Stafford.

©2012 Caroline Stafford (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Enjoyable Old Style Play

A very sleazy case for Birkett who is brought into a case where he has to save the day when an ex wife is brought to court by the new wife and a battle of the so called high society battle out the filth and show themselves up has nothing but rich degenerates. All fun at the circus!