Rumpole & the Man of God (Audio Cassette)
Rumpole the Man of God - Audio Cassette Author:John Mortimer, Leo McKern (Narrator) Known as the Bailey hack for his chain smoking, the irrepressible Rumpole is engaged to defend a priest who is accused of theft. Meeting up with old friend George for after-work drinks, Rumpole can't help but notice that George's female companion looks suspiciously familiar.
Read by Leo McKern; 1 cassette, 74 min.
The most famous English barrister is definitely Horace Rumpole. Although known for his wry wit, prodigious drinking, and less-than-willing deference to Hilda, his wife ("she who must be obeyed"), Rumpole is called upon to defend a vicar accused of stealing. Rev. Mordred Skinner seems to be less sure of his innocence than Rumpole.
On the personal side of Rumpole's life, he and Hilda go to dinner with (fellow barrister) George Frobisher and his bride-to-be. Unfortunately, Mrs. Ida Tempest looks a bit too familiar to Rumpole and he tries to discourage his old friend from marriage.
This is a gentle, bittersweet story. It is most charming -- and a bit sad. Enjoy.