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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.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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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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Excellent

Rumpole is always good to listen too and this is another excellent selection of stories well told.

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Too short!

All the actors in this are superb. It was just too short and I wanted to hear many more stories. The love story/friendship between Rumpole and Portia is sweet, and is a good additional ingredient to these court sagas.

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Gentle entertainment

As good as the Leo McKern radio and TV productions - a chance to visit with an 'old friend" - gentle entertainment

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The Way through the woods is a very good story with a good ending Julian brings life to the character

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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.