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Timothy West stars as Rumpole in these four fantastic radio dramas Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf Rumpole heads to the Home Counties to defend Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl. Rumpole and the Right to Privacy Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case: an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. Truth Makes All Things Plain If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair trial for everyone, whatever their circumstances, it is Horace Rumpole. So when the beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, she calls for his help right away. The Past Catches up with us All As he struggles to win justice for his client, Rumpole finds that his marriage to She Who Must Be Obeyed is, rather like his waistcoat, straining at the seams. Timothy West stars as Rumpole and Prunella Scales as Hilda, with Matt Smith as Ben, Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown and Michael Cochrane as 'Soapy Sam' Ballard. Cast and credits Written by John Mortimer Directed by Marilyn Imrie Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 19 July 2006 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Hermione Swithin - Felicity Montagu Mr Beazley - Nicholas Le Provost Chris Swithin - Philip Jackson Ben Swithin - Matt Smith Judge Denis Wintergreen - Karl Johnson Adrian Hodinott - Sean Baker Felicity Halliday - Ellie Beaven Rumpole and the Right to Privacy First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26 July 2006 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole. - Prunella Scales Mr Rankin - David Shaw-Parker Claude Erskine-Brown - Nigel Anthony Liz Probert - Elaine Claxton Hugo Winterton - Anton Rogers Gervase Johnson - Stephen Critchlow Sir Mike Smedley - Kim Durham Mrs Justice Erskine-Brown - Joanna David Truth Makes All Things Plain First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15 August 2007 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Judge Bullingham - Christopher Benjamin Tiffany Khan - Lily Bevan 'Soapy Sam' Ballard - Michael Cochrane Bonny Bernard - Bruce Alexander Dr Mahmood Khan - Shiv Grewal Barrington Whiteside - Geoffrey Whitehead Will Timson - Ben Crowe Peter Plaistow - Christopher Scott Mrs Justice Templett - Joanna David Fred Sugden - Kim Durham Ian Antrim - Nigel Anthony The Past Catches up with us All First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 22 August 2007 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Claude Erskine-Brown - Nigel Anthony Fred Sugden - Kim Durham Dr Mahmood Khan - Shiv Grewal Will Timson - Ben Crowe Judge Bullingham - Christopher Benjamin Bonny Bernard - Bruce Alexander Barrington Whiteside - Geoffrey Whitehead Peter Plaistow - Christopher ScottShow more
Two joyous archive celebrations of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary presented by Russell Tovey and Graham Norton. November 2013 marked 50 years since Doctor Who first arrived on BBC television, and Radio 2 marked the occasion with two very special programmes. Who Is The Doctor? Russell Tovey takes an epic journey through five decades of Doctor Who history and charts the fortunes of the series, from its origins in the 1960s and growing popularity in the 1970s, through the onset of stormy waters in the 1980s, to its triumphant rebirth and second golden age in the 21st Century. Among those telling the story are Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Barry Letts, Philip Hinchcliffe, Jenna Coleman, Louise Jameson, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Sylvester McCoy, Nicholas Briggs, Mark Ayres, Ben Foster, Mark Gatiss, Waris Hussein and Terrance Dicks alongside numerous other Doctor Who creators and contributors. Graham Norton In a special edition of his Saturday morning Radio 2 show, broadcast live from the 50th Anniversary Celebration in London, Graham presides over lively and humorous conversation with guests including Colin Baker, Tom Baker, Jenna Coleman, Peter Davison, Carole Ann Ford, Louise Jameson, Katy Manning, Kate O'Mara, Sylvester McCoy, Steven Moffat, William Russell and Matt Smith. Maria McErlane celebrates ten very special Days of the Doctor, and Graham casts an eye over some of the costumes that have featured in the series. Join Russell, Graham and a galaxy of stars for the festivities as they mark half a century of Doctor Who. Programmes produced by Malcolm Prince for BBC Radio 2. Please note that some edits have been made for this commercial release.Show more
Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill and Meera Syal are among the readers of this exclusive collection of original audio adventures. Join the Eleventh Doctor on journeys in Time and Space in the stories The Runaway Train by Oli Smith; The Ring of Steel by Stephen Cole; The Jade Pyramid by Martin Day; The Hounds of Artemis by James Goss; The Gemini Contagion by Jason Arnopp; Eye of the Jungle by Darren Jones; Blackout by Oli Smith; The Art of Death by James Goss; Darkstar Academy by Mark Morris; Day of the Cockroach by Steve Lyons; The Nu-Humans by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright; The Empty House by Simon Guerrier; Sleepers in the Dust by Darren Jones; and Snake Bite by Scott Handcock. The readers are Matt Smith; Arthur Darvill; Clare Corbett; Meera Syal; David Troughton; Stuart Milligan; Raquel Cassidy; Alexander Armstrong and Frances Barber. Duration: 15 hours approx.Show more
When Lord Woolcroft and his team break open the fabled Tomb of Artemis, sealed for thousands of years, they are astonished by what they find inside... The Doctor and Amy have come to Smyrna in 1929 to investigate a mystery. The Doctor knows that something very bad happened there: something that caused a lot of people to die and an entire, magnificent Temple to be found and then immediately lost again. But he doesn't know what is picking off the archaeologists one by one, or how it is connected to the terrifying howling in the night. And as he and Amy get closer to the terrible truth behind an ancient evil, he begins to wish he'd never found out. Written specially for audio by James Goss, and read by Matt Smith as the Doctor and Clare Corbett as Helen Stapleton, The Hounds of Artemis features the Doctor and Amy Pond as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.Show more
Intercepting a distress call, the TARDIS is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor and Amy are met by village elder Shijô Sada. He explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Otoroshi. At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it. But the Shogun, the ruler of Japan, wants to possess the pyramid and has ordered seven samurai and a band of soldiers to come to Kokan and seize it. Whilst the Doctor is tracked by a ninja assassin, Amy discovers what happens to trespassers at the shrine. Soon the secrets of the jade pyramid - and the towering Otoroshi - will be known... Written specially for audio by Martin Day, The Jade Pyramid is read by Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.Show more
Arriving on Earth in the midst of the American Civil War, the Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artefact that has fallen into the clutches of the Confederate Army. The terraforming device belongs to the Cei, a race of invaders who plan to use it to turn the planet into a new home world. But neither the Army nor the aliens are keen to let the Doctor and his gang interfere with their plans, and give chase across the Wild West. The only hope of escape for the Doctor and friends is to catch the 3.25 to Arizona and race along the newly-built transcontinental railroad... Written specially for audio by Oli Smith, and read by Matt Smith, The Runaway Train features the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.Show more
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