John Mortimer

Rumpole: The Way Through the Woods & other stories
  • Rumpole: The Way Through the Woods & other stories

  • John Mortimer

    Julian Rhind-Tutt stars as Horace Rumpole in this sixth collection of courtroom dramas.

    Rumpole and the Way Through the Woods
    Rumpole is surprised to discover he's a dog lover at heart - and perplexed as he defends a man who insists he's guilty of murder.

    Rumpole and the Prosecution
    Rumpole's client asks him to do something he's always sworn he will not do - appear for the prosecution. But this case is a little different: the injured party is dead and cannot speak for herself.

    Rumpole and the Quacks
    It's 1966, and Rumpole meets a wise and kindly Asian Doctor who, unexpectedly accused of unprofessional conduct, needs his help.

    Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rumpole, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda, and Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown.

    Adapted for radio by Richard Stoneman
    Directed by Marilyn Imrie
    A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

John Mortimer (1923-2009) was a novelist, playwright and barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and The Sound of Trumpets) featuring Leslie Titmuss. Sir John received a CBE in 1986 and a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998. Sam Leith is the former literary editor of the Daily Telegraph, and the author of the novels The Coincidence Engine and Daddy, is Timmy in Heaven Now? He writes regularly for the Evening Standard, Guardian, and Spectator.