Benedict Cumberbatch plays Horace Rumpole in this fourth collection of dramatic court cases.
‘Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation’
Erskine-Brown is working on a sordid ABH and affray case which allegedly occurred in a Soho night club. When he and Rumpole visit the disreputable scene of the crime, they meet Maurice Machin, the editor of the Daily Beacon, whose paper is being sued for libel.
‘Rumpole and the Age of Miracles’
Hilda’s distant relation, The Reverend Timothy Donkin, looks set to be defrocked as Canon of Lawnchester Cathedral unless Rumpole can convince an Ecclesiastical Court that adultery did not take place in the nearby Saint Edithna Hotel.
‘Rumpole and the Tap End’
Tony Timson finds himself in hot water when charged with the attempted drowning of his wife, April, while sharing a bath with her. Rumpole not only defends Tony but also finds he must protect Judge Guthrie Featherstone QC, who upsets women everywhere with sexist pronouncements about their proper place in the tub.
Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Jasmine Hyde, Nigel Anthony
Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes
Released: 18 Apr 2010
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio