Rumpole

Episode 1. Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail

Radio Times

About this programme

By John Mortimer. Adapted by Richard Stoneman. Rumpole returns to Oxford, where he studied law, to defend young gardener Peter Vernon, who is accused of blackmailing Sir Michael Tuffnell, the Master of St Joseph's College. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy West.

Cast and crew

Cast

Young Rumpole
Benedict Cumberbatch
Older Rumpole
Timothy West
Hilda Rumpole
Jasmine Hyde
Nicholas Rumpole
Louis Tafler-Hyde
Humphrey Grice/Judge Everglades
Stephen Critchlow
Sue Galton
Faye Castelow
Peter Vernon
Adam Gillen
Sir Michael
Adrian Scarborough
Claude/Porter
Nigel Anthony

Crew

Adapted By
Richard Stoneman
Director
Marilyn Imrie
Writer
John Mortimer
Categories
Drama