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Rumpole: The Way Through the Woods & Other Stories

Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, General
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

A sixth collection of captivating courtroom dramas, starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Horace Rumpole.

'Rumpole and the Way Through the Woods'

Rumpole makes friends with a dog named Sir Lancelot and finds himself defending a hunt saboteur who claims to be guilty of murder. But Horace is convinced that the true culprit is among the hunting fraternity.

'Rumpole for the Prosecution'

Rumpole’s personal commandment is ‘Thou Shalt Not Prosecute’ - but he breaks this rule to take on a private prosecution brought by a dead girl’s father. However, an obscure literary reference and a piece of evidence that doesn’t fit bring his defender’s instincts to the fore....

'Rumpole and the Quacks'

Temporarily indisposed, Rumpole consults a charming Indian doctor who later asks for Horace’s help when he is accused of molesting a patient. Meanwhile, Rumpole’s friendship with Phillida Erskine-Brown deepens as both their marriages hit a tricky patch.

Julian Rhind-Tutt stars as Rumpole, with Jasmine Hyde as Hilda, Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown and Cathy Sara as Phillida.

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brilliant even at 3am.

for those of us who pad along the landing every hour or so, something to enjoy whilst your feet are rewarming.

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Even better than Cumberbatch?

I have all the Rumpole recordings from way back and I was excited to hear Mr Cumberbatch play Rumpole, as I am a fan. He is great as the character, but Mr Rhind-Tutt is definitely his equal. Loved it

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Not as good as with Cumberbatch

Not as good as with Cumberbatch, it’s just not quite the same. Something is missing.