This page is devoted to radio plays based on legal matters and arguments - there is another page for plays involving TRIALS.
I Am Emma Humphreys....2009
By Shelley Silas. Friday Play 25 Sep 09. The sad story of the life of a young woman chronically abused by her partner whose murder trial led eventually, circa 20 years later, to major reforms to the law of provocation and diminished responsibilty.
Interesting legal series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly.
POWER OF ATTORNEY....1990
13.12.90. By David Wade. An old lady has moments of lucidity, and some grasping relatives. Will she sign over her finances to them, or not? Afternoon play. Long time since I heard this, but I seem to remember Margot Boyd in the main part.
By Arthur W. Pinero. Comedy. 90m; Aug 1983.
RUMPOLE....1980s and later
Some information about Rumpole, John Mortimer's creation, is on John's page. Rumpole (and Timothy West) is too well-known to merit a description here. The stories are excellent.
THE LOCAL AUTHORITY....date nk (c1975?)
By Eduardo de Philippo. Set in Italy over a century ago, a local magistrate sorts out the fueds and squabbles which are part of daily life. But he makes some enemies, and one day a serious incident occurs. Rpt. by ABC, c1998, in three episodes. Original BBC broadcast 90m.
HENRY CECIL'S RADIO PLAYS....1960s
Entertaining radio comedy - dramas from the sixties and seventies; well worth a listen. See Henry Cecil page. Daughters in Law, Alibi for a Judge, The Painswick Line (90m); plus lots of 30m episodes of comedy series Brothers in Law".
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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