Recent credits for Nigel Anthony: 2009-2016.
9 1 2009 Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Thirteen Watches
:Series of four new tales of mystery and murder by Bert Coules; inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It takes more than a vanishing pair of railway passengers and a corpse that appears out of thin air to interest a bored Sherlock Holmes. But then he learns what the dead man had in his pockets. Sherlock Holmes ...... Clive Merrison Dr John Watson ...... Andrew Sachs Sir Gregory Nigel Anthony Inspector Jones ...... Sion Probert Harkness ...... Stuart Milligan Sam ...... Inam Mirza Ted ...... Robert Lonsdale Landlady ...... Donnla Hughes Sergeant ...... Dan Starkey Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 09 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC
13 2 2009 Rumpole and the Right to Privacy
:By John Mortimer. Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. 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 Rodgers Gervase Johnson ...... Stephen Critchlow Sir Mike Smedley ...... Kim Durham Mrs Justice Erskine-Brown ...... Joanna David Directed by Marilyn Imrie. Broadcast: 13 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)
2 4 2009 Aromatherapy
By Ed Harris. Robert returns from holiday in Thailand in crippling pain from an illness with a very unusual cure. Robert ...... Martin Freeman Oliver ...... Nigel Anthony Doctor Magisterne ...... Pip Torrens Lily ...... Clare Corbett Sophie ...... Polly Lister Directed by Chris Wallis. Broadcast Thu 2 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4
7 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Bearing the Cross
Ken Blakeson's play tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the effect it had on three of the soldiers who fought in it. William Jones VC ...... Nigel Anthony Robert Jones VC ...... Sebastian Harcombe Henry Hook VC ...... Jon Strickland Landlord/Buffalo Bill ...... Robert Blythe Barmaid ...... Bethan Walker Original music by David Chilton A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Thu 13 Mar 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 7 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)
15 10 2009 Dropping Bombs
A bittersweet generational comedy by Paul Cotter. Sixty five years after a bungled bombing raid; a former RAF pilot; with wife and son in tow; makes the long drive to Germany to deliver an apology. The trip turns out to be explosive for all concerned. Valerie ...... Rosemary Leach Alistair ...... Nigel Anthony Ross ...... Ivan Kaye German Woman ...... Susan Engel Manager/Official ...... Kenneth Collard Weert ...... Dan Starkey. Broadcasts Tue 10 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 15 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4
17 12 2009 Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
Truth Makes All Things Plain Another case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair and decent trial for everyone; whatever their circumstances; Horace Rumpole is he. So when beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism; she calls on him right away. 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 Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Wed 15 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 17 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)
18 12 2009 Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
The Past Catches up with us All Abother case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. As he struggles to win justice for his client; Rumpole also becomes embroiled in the mysterious ways of She Who Must Be Obeyed. His marriage; rather like his waistcoat; suddenly appears to be straining at the seams. 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 Scott Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Wed 22 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 18 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)
3 Apr 2010 Goldfinger
By Ian Fleming. A dramatisation of the novel. When Bond begins his pursuit of a monstrous international criminal he discovers that a daring robbery is on the agenda - plus mass murder. Goldfinger ..... Ian McKellen , James Bond ..... Toby Stephens, 'M' ..... John Standing, Col. Smithers ..... Ian Ogilvy , Pussy Galore ..... Rosamund Pike , Tilly Masterton ..... Lisa Dillon , Du Pont ..... Henry Goodman , Hawker ..... Alistair McGowan , Helmut Springer ..... Hector Elizondo , Jill Masterton ..... Anna Louise Plowman , Johnny Solo ..... Tim Pigott-Smith, Mr Strap ..... Tom Hollander , Felix Leiter ..... Lloyd Owen, Jed Midnight ..... Nigel Anthony, Oddjob ..... Jon David Yu, Alfred ..... Alan Shearman, Nigel ..... Matthew Wolf , Fleming ..... Martin Jarvis, Doctors and Pilot ..... Kyle Stoller , Nurse ..... Tracy Pattin. Dramatised by Archie Scottney. Music composed by Mark Holden and Sam Barbour. Director Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres.Jarvis & Ayres Productions.
11 Apr 2010 Classic Serial -Smiley's People
1/3. Part 1: At the end of 'The Honourable Schoolboy', in the mid-1970s, as a ruthless new broom swept through the secret corridors of Whitehall, spymaster George Smiley quietly left the Circus and vanished into private life. But a year or two later, when a veteran Russian emigre general is found dead on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable, and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla. Ann Smiley ..... Anna Chancellor, Oliver Lacon ..... Alex Jennings, Chief Superintendant ..... Stephen Critchlow , Lauder Strickland ..... David Bannerman , Mikhel ..... Nigel Anthony, Mostyn ..... David Seddon, Old woman ..... Joanna Monro, Postman ..... Michael Shelford, Girl ..... Keely Beresford, Stella ..... Alison Pettitt, William ..... Piers Wehner, Producer Patrick Rayner.
10 Aug 2010 Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle
Dramatised by Richard Stoneman.When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. Rumpole falls for her charms. But then, the Trio's cellist, Tom Randall is murdered. Elizabeth's husband Desmond was supposedly suspicious of Randall's feelings for Elizabeth. And, since he owned the gun that was found by the body, Desmond is arrested. Flattered by Elizabeth's seductive pleas, Rumpole agrees to defend Desmond at the Old Bailey. But there, Rumpole's admiration for Elizabeth rapidly begins to wane. Older Rumpole ..... Timothy West, Young Rumpole ..... Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda/Dorothy Clapton ..... Cathy Sara, Elizabeth Casterini ..... Faye Castelow, Desmond Casterini/Henry ..... Adrian Scarborough, Bonny Bernard/Peter Matheson ..... Matthew Morgan, Claude Erskine-Brown/DS Straw ..... Nigel Anthony, Sam Ballard ..... Michael Cochrane, Oliver Oliphant/Barman ..... Geoffrey Whitehead, Christopher Peek/Waiter/Usher/Alfred ..... Stephen Critchlow. Directed by Marilyn Imrie. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.
28 Dec 2010 The Darkness of Wallis Simpson
By Rose Tremain. A play imagining the last days of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, the woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne of England in 1936. Wallis is now 79 years old. Edward has been dead for fourteen years. She lies bedridden in her house in Paris. A lawyer friend, Maitre Suzanne Blum has taken charge of her care. But, believing that Wallis has deliberately chosen to forget her "role in history", Blum is determined to force her to remember this vital bit of the past, before she dies. Cast: Wallis Simpson ..... Elizabeth McGovern, Maitre Blum/ Grandmother..... Miriam Margolyes , Ernest Simpson ..... Joseph Kloska, Wallis' Mother ..... Barbara Barnes, Cecil Beaton ..... Nigel Anthony, Win Spencer ..... John Chancer. Original Music by David Chilton Producer: Gordon House. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.
18 Sep 2011: Classic Serial - Life and Fate, Viktor and Lyuda
By Vasily Grossman. Viktor, a nuclear physicist, is evacuated with his family from Moscow eastwards to Kazan. It's October 1942 and the Russians are defending Stalingrad from the ferocious attack of the Germans. Viktor has a revelatory breakthrough in his research but his wife Lyuda learns of the death of her son and her grief drives a wedge between the couple: Viktor is drawn to the kindness of Marya, the wife of his close colleague. Grossman died in 1964, never knowing that his book would be smuggled to the West and eventually published in 1980. Dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Viktor Shtrum.....Kenneth Branagh, Lyuda Shaposhnikova.....Greta Scacchi, Nadya.....Ellie Kendrick, Alexandra .....Ann Mitchell, Pyotr Sokolov.....Nigel Anthony, Marya Sokolova.....Harriet Walter, Akhmet Karimov.....Stephen Greif, Leonid Madyarov.....Ralph Ineson, Sister.....Elaine Claxton, Anna Stepanovna....Alex Tregear, Soldiers.....Gerard McDermott, Jonathan Forbes, Henry Devas. Original music by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead. Musicians: Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Tom Jackson, Stacey Blythe and Max Pownall. Translated by Robert Chandler. Directed and Produced by Alison Hindell.
19 Sep 2011: Life and Fate, Krymov and Zhenya - Lovers Once
By Vasily Grossman. October 1942. Evacuated from Moscow to Kuibyshev before the invading German army, the beautiful Yevgenia (Zhenya), Lyuda's sister, is alone. While she tackles Soviet bureaucracy for the residence permit she needs for food, her ex-husband, the Commissar Nikolai Krymov, is posted into the heart of the battle for Stalingrad, hundreds of miles away. Dramatised for radio by Jonathan Myerson. This eight hour dramatisation of Life and Fate fills every drama slot on Radio 4 this week. It is set against the ferocious Battle of Stalingrad. This huge novel charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war and is increasingly hailed as the most important Russian novel of the 20th century. Its comparison of Stalinism with Nazism was considered by Soviet authorities to be so dangerous that the manuscript itself was arrested. Nikolai Krymov ..... David Tennant, Zhenya Shaposhnikova ..... Raquel Cassidy, Jenni ..... Eleanor Bron, General Rodimtsev ..... Bruce Alexander, Major Byerozkin ..... Sam Dale, District Inspector Grishin ..... Peter Polycarpou, Limonov .... Adrian Scarborough, Seryozha Shaposhnikov ..... Freddie Fox. With Elaine Claxton, James Lailey, Gerard McDermott, Simon Bubb, Alun Raglan, Jonathan Forbes, Carl Prekopp, and Katie Angelou. Original music by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Produced by Alison Hindell.
20 Sep 2011: Life and Fate, Journey
By Vasily Grossman, contd. Sofya, a Jewish doctor, is taken prisoner in Stalingrad and put on a cattle-truck going west to Poland. A German SS officer, Liss, oversees the building of the gas chambers and entertains Eichmann on an inspection tour. Liss is convinced that the Nazi and Soviet systems are more similar than their followers like to think. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Sofya Levinton ..... Sara Kestelman, Liss ..... Samuel West, Eichmann ..... John Sessions, Mostovskoy ..... Peter Marinker, David ..... Laurence Belcher, Musya ..... Christine Kavanagh, Lyusia..........................Deeivya Meir, Khmelkov......................Henry Devas. With Adeel Akhtar, Sean Baker, Sam Dale and Sally Orrock. Produced by Alison Hindell.
21 Sep 2011: Life and Fate, Building 6/1 - Those Who Were Still Alive
By Vasily Grossman, contd. Late October 1942. Building 6/1 is a former apartment building in the centre of Stalingrad, being held by a rag-tag band of Russian soldiers against all the odds, in the teeth of the German advance. Soon the building, and its charismatic Commander, Captain Grekov, are a legend across Russia. But inside the building, Commissar Krymov has arrived to tackle what appears to be subversion, while the radio operator, Katya, falls in love with his nephew, Seryozha. Dramatised by Jonathan Myerson. Captain Grekov ..... Joseph Millson, Commissar Krymov ..... David Tennant, Vasya ..... Stephen Hogan, Katya ..... Katie Angelou, Lyakhov ..... Carl Prekopp, Polyakov ..... Peter Polycarpou, Seryozha Shaposhnikov ..... Freddie Fox, Batrakov ..... James Lailey, Zubarev ..... Gerard McDermott, Bunchuk ..... Jonathan Forbes. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Produced by Alison Hindell.
22 Sep 2011: Life and Fate, Novikov's Story
By Vasily Grossman, cnotd. November, 1942. Novikov, a tank commander, prepares his troops for Operation Uranus, the campaign which is to be the turning point in the Battle of Stalingrad. On his way to the front, he visits Zhenya, his lover, in Kuibyshev. He dreams of marrying her but she is still torn between him and Krymov. She tells an anecdote about Krymov and Trotsky, a slip of the tongue that leads to betrayal. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Pyotr Pavlovich Novikov ..... Don Gilet, Getmanov ..... Philip Jackson, Nyeudobnov ..... Peter Wight, Zhenya Shaposhnikova ..... Raquel Cassidy, Nicky ..... Simon Bubb, Vershkov ..... Stuart Mcloughlin, Galina Terentyevna ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Mashuk ..... Peter Polycarpou, Zhakharov ..... Sean Baker. With Jonathan Forbes, James Lailey, Daniel Rabin and Alun Raglan. Original music by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead. Directed by Alison Hindell and Jonquil Panting. Produced by Alison Hindell.
23 Sep 2011: Life and Fate, Krymov in Moscow
By Vasily Grossman, contd. Moscow, Winter 1942. Commissar Nikolai Krymov has been denounced and arrested. He is taken to the dreaded Lubyanka prison in Moscow: a place where, in the past, he has denounced others. Meanwhile his ex-wife Zhenya arrives in Moscow, to stay with Viktor and Lyuda, and to face the consequences of her actions. Dramatised by Jonathan Myerson. Commissar Nikolai Krymov ..... David Tennant, Viktor Shtrum ..... Kenneth Branagh, Lyuda Shaposhnikova ..... Greta Scacchi, Zhenya Shaposhnikova ..... Raquel Cassidy, Marya Sokolova ..... Harriet Walter, Nadya ..... Ellie Kendrick, Katsenelenbogen ..... Ewan Bailey, NKVD Interrogator ..... Elliot Levey, With Simon Bubb, Elaine Claxton, Jonathan Forbes, James Lailey, Gerard McDermott, Chris Pavlo, Peter Polycarpou, Carl Prekopp, Alun Raglan and Susie Riddell, Directed by Alison Hindell and Jonquil Panting. Produced by Alison Hindell.
24 Sep 2011: Saturday Drama - Life and Fate: Fortress Stalingrad
By Vasily Grossman, contd. As the Russian tanks encircle Stalingrad, the commanders of the German 6th Army realise that the end is in sight but Hitler will not permit a surrender. Spiridonov abandons the power station to join his daughter, Vera, and her new baby on a barge frozen into the Volga. As the citizens of Stalingrad start to reclaim their wrecked city, the family begin to make plans for the future. Dramatised by Jonathan Myerson. Stepan Spiridonov ..... Kenneth Cranham, Vera Spiridonova ..... Morven Christie, Pavel Andreyev ..... Malcolm Tierney, General Von Paulus ..... Matthew Marsh, General Schmidt ..... Elliot Cowan, Colonel Adam ..... Jonathan Cullen, Lieutenant Peter Bach ..... Geoffrey Streatfeild, Sergeant Eisenaug ..... Michael Shelford, Zina ..... Jessica Raine, Major Byerozkin ..... Sam Dale, Alexandra Vladimirovna ..... Ann Mitchell, Natalya ..... Alison Pettit, Sergeyevna ..... Christine Kavanagh, Hitler's Orderly ..... David Seddon, Stalin's secretary ..... Tony Bell, Petenkoffer ..... Lloyd Thomas, Driver ..... Jude Akuwudike. Original music by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead. Produced by Alison Hindell.
25 Sep 2011: Classic Serial - Life and Fate, Viktor and the Academy
By Vasily Grossman, contd. In the final episode of Life and Fate, Viktor's scientific breakthrough has not brought him the success he expected. Instead he is gradually ostracised for his 'anti-Soviet' science. He starts to dread the knock at the door. Zhenya's visit to Moscow brings some distraction but it is Marya in whom he longs to confide. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Viktor Shtrum ..... Kenneth Branagh Lyuda ..... Greta Scacchi Marya Sokolova ..... Harriet Walter Zhenya ..... Raquel Cassidy Nadya ..... Ellie Kendrick Shishakov ..... Jack Shepherd Boris Badin ..... Carl Prekopp Anna Stepanovna ..... Alex Tregear Markov ..... Simon Bubb Chepyzhin ..... James Greene Vanya ..... Gerard McDermott Stalin........ Philip Madoc With Elaine Claxton, Jonathan Forbes and James Lailey Original music by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead Performed by Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Tom Jackson, Stacey Blythe and Max Pownall Translated by Robert Chandler Directed and Produced by Alison Hindell
30 Oct 2011: Classic Serial - The Heat of the Day, Episode 1
Adapted by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal, adapted from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part spy thriller, in which the beautiful Stella's allegiances are tested. Stella discovers that her lover, Robert, who works for British Intelligence, is suspected of selling classified information to the enemy. Harrison, the man who has tracked Robert down, wants Stella as the price for his silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how little we can know of those around us...........The novel was first published in 1949. In it she draws on her affair with Charles Ritchie, a Canadian diplomat, to whom the book is dedicated. The nature of their affair is reflected in Stella's relationship with Robert. Robert and Stella share the same ages (and age difference) as Bowen and Ritchie. Bowen's preoccupation with the cracks below the surface and the psychology of hurt and betrayal is echoed in Harold Pinter's work. Pinter's style and Bowen's dialogue find a perfect marriage in this adaptation. Cast: Screenwriter ..... Henry Goodman, Harrison ..... Matthew Marsh, Stella ...... Anna Chancellor, Robert ..... Tom Goodman-Hill, Louie/ Anne ...... Teresa Gallagher, Roderick ...... Daniel Weyman, Ernestine ...... Honeysuckle Weeks, Mrs Kelway/ Mrs Tringsby ...... Tina Gray, Cousin Francis/ Blythe ...... Nigel Anthony, Nettie ....... Gemma Jones, Peter ...... Ben Baker. Producer: Marilyn Imrie. Directed by Tristram Powell. Indie (Catherine Bailey production).
6 Nov 2011: Classic Serial - The Heat of the Day, Episode 2
By Elizabeth Bowen. Details- see last week. Cast: Screenwriter ..... Henry Goodman, Harrison ..... Matthew Marsh, Stella ...... Anna Chancellor, Robert ...... Tom Goodman-Hill, Louie/ Anne/ Mary/Waitress ...... Teresa Gallagher, Roderick ...... Daniel Weyman, Ernestine ...... Honeysuckle Weeks, Mrs Kelway ...... Tina Gray, Donovan ...... Nigel Anthony. Producer: Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey Production).
24 Dec 2011: Saturday Drama - James Bond - Goldfinger
By Ian Fleming, dramatised by Archie Scottney. Auric Goldfinger is not only a cheat at canasta and golf, he's also an international criminal on a massive scale. His obsession: gold. James Bond is charged by the Bank of England and MI5 to discover what Goldfinger is actually doing with his vast hoards of it. Is he somehow connected with SMERSH - the feared soviet spy-killing organisation? When 007 becomes an undercover member of Goldfinger's team he soon learns that the madman's plans are more grandiose than even 'M' could possibly have imagined. Amazingly, robbing Fort Knox is on the agenda - and mass murder... Cast: Goldfinger ...... Ian McKellen, James Bond .....Toby Stephens , 'M'..... John Standing , Col.Smithers ..... Ian Ogilvy , Pussy Galore ......Rosamund Pike , Tilly Masterton ..... Lisa Dillon, Johnny Solo .....Tim Pigott-Smith , Mr Strap .....Tom Hollander , Du Pont .....Henry Goodman , Hawker ..... Alistair McGowan , Helmut Springer .....Hector Elizondo, Felix Leiter ..... Lloyd Owen , Jed Midnight .....Nigel Anthony, Jill Masterton ..... Anna Louise Plowman, Oddjob ..... Jon David Yu, Alfred .....Alan Shearman, Nigel .....Matthew Wolf, Fleming .....Martin Jarvis, Doctors & Pilot .....Kyle Stoller, Nurse .....Tracy Pattin. Dramatised by Archie Scottney. Music composed by Mark Holden and Sam Barbour. Producer: Rosalind Ayres. Director: Martin Jarvis. Indie production (Jarvis & Ayres).
1 Mar 2012: Rumpole and the Man of God
By John Mortimer, adapted by Richard Stoneman. It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being be defrocked. Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a bachelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before... Cast: Rumpole ... Timothy West, Younger Rumpole ... Benedict Cumberbatch , Hilda ... Jasmine Hyde , Mr Pratt/ George Frobisher ... Stephen Critchlow , Reverend Mordred Skinner ... Adrian Scarborough , Evelyn Skinner/ Ida Tempest ... Cathy Sara , Mr Justice Vosper/Claude Erskine-Brown ... Nigel Anthony. Produced by Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey productions).
2 Mar 2012: Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence
By John Mortimer, adapted by Richard Stoneman. It's 1960. Hilda's had a baby son,Nicholas. Rumpole, awash with flu, defends a safe-blower, and exposes the dubious dealings of a senior police officer. Rumpole is in bed with flu, but more than happy to be called into work to escape the twenty-four hour baby minding duties. The case is the defence of a well known safe blower with previous form... Cast: Rumpole ..... Timothy West, Younger Rumpole ..... Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda ..... Jasmine Hyde, Joyce Pringle ..... Alison Pettitt, Sam Ballard ..... Michael Cochrane, D.I. Dickerson ..... John Ramm, Sir Oliver Oliphant/ Philbeam ..... Geoffrey Whitehead, Erskine-Brown/Charlie Wheeler ..... Nigel Anthony, Henry/ Mr Fingleton ..... Adrian Scarborough. Producer: Marilyn Imrie Indie production. (Catherine Bailey)
18 Dec 2012: Rumpole, Episode 1
By John Mortimer. Adapted for radio by Richard Stoneman. In 1964, Rumpole returns to Oxford, where he studied law, to defend a young gardener, Peter Vernon, accused of blackmailing the Master of St Joseph's College, Sir Michael Tuffnell. Peter and Sir Michael had enjoyed a friendship provoking rumours of homosexuality, which was illegal... Older Rumpole ....... Timothy West, Younger Rumpole ....... Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda Rumpole ....... Jasmine Hyde, Nicholas Rumpole ....... Louis Tafler-Hyde, Humphrey Grice ....... Stephen Critchlow, Judge Everglades ....... Stephen Critchlow, Sue Galton ....... Faye Castelow, Peter Vernon ....... Adam Gillen, Sir Michael Tuffnell ....... Adrian Scarborough, Claude Erskine-Brown ....... Nigel Anthony, Porter ....... Nigel Anthony, Producer....... Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey production)
25 Dec 2012: Rumpole, Rumpole and the Expert Witness
Written by John Mortimer. Adapted for radio by Richard Stoneman. It's 1964. Rumpole is asked to defend a GP, Dr Ned Dacre, who is accused of murdering his wife, Sally. Dr Ned Dacre's father is also a GP, Dr Henry Dacre, and it is he who asks Rumpole to take on the case. Older Rumpole ....... Timothy West, Younger Rumpole ....... Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda Rumpole ....... Jasmine Hyde, Nicholas Rumpole ....... Louis Tafler-Hyde, Erskine-Brown ....... Nigel Anthony, Owen Munroe QC ....... Nigel Anthony, Henry ....... Adrian Scarborough, Dr Ned Dacre ....... Daniel Weyman, Dr Harry Dacre ....... Ewan Bailey, Judge Carstairs ....... Ewan Bailey, Dr Pamela Gall ....... Claire Skinner, Director ....... Marilyn Imrie, Producer ....... Catherine Bailey. Indie (Catherine Bailey Productions).
12 Jan2013: Saturday Drama - Skios
By Michael Frayn, dram. Archie Scottney. On the Greek island of Skios, guests of a celebrated foundation prepare for the yearly lecture, given by scientific guru Dr Norman Wilfred. He turns out to be surprisingly charismatic. In fact he's not Dr Wilfred but a handsome chancer called Oliver Fox who has allowed himself to be mis-identified. Meanwhile sexy Georgie, awaiting Oliver, is trapped in a remote villa with the real Dr Wilfred; he has lost his luggage and himself. Martin Jarvis says: 'A joy to direct. Much laughter in studio and on location as we recorded Michael Frayn's philosophic farce of pretension, delusion and mislaid identity.' Dr Wilfred ..... Hugh Bonneville, Oliver Fox ..... Tom Hollander, Nikki Hook ..... Lisa Dillon, Georgie ..... Janie Dee, Mr Friendly ..... Stacy Keach, Mrs Toppler ..... Susan Sullivan, Mr Chailey ..... Ian Ogilvy, Mrs Chailey ..... Joanne Whalley, Annuka Vos ..... Amita Dhiri, Elli ..... Agni Scott, Spiros ..... Jon Glover, Stavros ..... Jon Glover, Patrick ..... Matthew Wolf, Eric ..... Matthew Wolf, Official ..... Nigel Anthony, Ditmuss ..... Kerry Shale, Mrs Friendly ..... Jennifer Bassey, Suki Brox ..... Cindy Katz, Papadopoulou ..... Andre Sogliuzzo, Reg Bolt ..... Darren Richardson, Mrs Skorbatova ..... Janine Barris, Harold ..... Alan Shearman, Bishop ..... Alan Shearman, Director ..... Martin Jarvis , Producer ..... Rosalind Ayres. Sound design: Mark Holden and Wes Dewberry. Indie (Jarvis & Ayres).
20 Mar 2014: 1/2. Rumpole and the Old Boy Net.
By John Mortimer, adapted by Richard Stoneman. Rumpole's wife is worried about which public school their son should attend. Meanwhile Rumpole has his head turned by his new, attractive female assistant. Benedict Cumberbatch as Rumpole, with Jasmine Hyde as his wife, Nigel Anthony as Erskine-Brown, Ewan Bailey as Sir Cuthbert, Cathy Sara as Phillida Trant, Stephen Critchlow as the judge and Stehen Lucas. Producer - Catherine Bailey. Indie (Catherine Bailey).
21 Mar 2014: 2/2. Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners.
Rumpole is in disgrace after he gets drunk. He sleeps in his chambers for the night. He asks his new assistant to help him with the defence of a man who has been accused of attempted murder. Production details - see ‘Rumpole and the Old Boy Network.
3 May 14, rpt 16 May 15: Saturday Play: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
A James Bond story, based on the novel by Ian Fleming, 90m. Dramatization by Archie Scottney. Bond is involved in a convoluted plot to capture and destroy Blofeld (baddie from another of the Bond books). The love interest is provided by Tracy, emotionally disturbed daughter of Mafia boss Draco. Bond - Toby Stephens, Blofeld - Alfred Molina, Irma - Joanna Lumley, Draco - Alex Jennings, Tracy - Lisa Dillon, M - John Standing, Miss Moneypenny - Janie Dee, with Lloyd Owen, Julian Sands, Joanna Cassidy, Clare Dunne, Lucy Phelps, Katherine Manners, Hannah Donaldson, JohnHudson, Nigel Anthony, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Darren Richardson, John Baddeley, Jon Glover, Matthew Wolf, Narrator - Martin Jarvis. Indie; Jarvis & Ayres. Produced by Rosalind Ayres, director - Martin Jarvis.
11 Dec 2014: Rumpole By John Mortimer.
The Gentle Art of Blackmail 1/2. Rumpole returns to Oxford, where he studied law, to defend a young gardener accused of blackmailing the Master of the college. Dram. Richard Stoneman. Young Rumpole: Benedict Cumberbatch, Older Rumpole: Timothy West, Hilda: Jasmine Hyde, with Stephen Critchlow, Louis Tafler-Hyde, Faye Castelow, Adam Gillen, Adrian Scarborough and Nigel Anthony. Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
12 Dec 2014: Rumpole By John Mortimer,ad. Richard Stoneman.
Rumpole is asked to defend a doctor accused of murdering his wife, but the physician turns out to be an old flame of the victim. Young Rumpole: Benedict Cumberbatch, Older Rumpole: Timothy West, Hilda: Jasmine Hyde, Erskine-Brown and Owen: Nigel Anthony, Nicholas: Louis Tafler-Hyde, Henry: Adrian Scarborough, with Daniel Weyman, Ewan Bailey and Claire Skinner. Producer: Mariliyn Imrie.
31 May 2015: Barchester Chronicles, book 6 episode 1:
This is the last of the Barchester novels by Anthony Trollope, dramatised by Nick Warburton. It is partly about the penniless vicar of Hogglestock, Josiah Crawley, who is accused of having stolen and cashed a cheque. Adam Kotz as Josiah Crawley, Maggie Steed as Mrs. Baxter, with Joanna Monro, James Lailey, Nigel Anthony, Mark Edel-Hunt, Rhiannon Neads, Scarlett Alice Johnson, David Acton, Stephen Critchlow, Ayesha Antoine and Sam Dale. Produced by Mariion Nancarrow.
7 June 2015: Classic Serial: Barchester Chronicles, book 6 episode 2:
By Trollope. 2/4: Propose, Propose. Dramatised by Nick Warburton. Adam Kotz as Josiah Crawley, Maggie Steed as Mrs. Baxter, with Joanna Monro, James Lailey, Nigel Anthony, Mark Edel-Hunt, Rhiannon Neads, Scarlett Alice Johnson, David Acton, Stephen Critchlow, Ayesha Antoine and Sam Dale. Produced by Marion Nancarrow. Music by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan, Julian Gallant.
14 June 2015: Classic Serial: Barchester Chronicles, book 6 episode 3:
By Anthony Trollope. Dramatised by Nick Warburton. Ep. 3/4: Dogged. Johnny travels across Europe to save Mr. Crawley. Adam Kotz as Josiah Crawley, Maggie Steed as Mrs. Baxter, with Joanna Monro, James Lailey, Nigel Anthony, Mark Edel-Hunt, Rhiannon Neads, Samuel Barnett, Scarlett Alice Johnson, David Acton, Stephen Critchlow, Ayesha Antoine, Sam Dale, Kate Buffery. Produced by Marion Nancarrow. Music by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan, Julian Gallant.
21 June 2015: Classic Series: Barchester Chronicles, book 6 episode 4:
By Anthony Trollope. Dramatised by Nick Warburton. Ep. 4/4: All The Works Of His Life. Adam Kotz as Josiah Crawley, Maggie Steed, Tim Piggott-Smith, Joanna Monro, James Lailey, Nigel Anthony, Mark Edel-Hunt, Rhiannon Neads, Samuel Barnett, Scarlett Alice Johnson, David Acton, Stephen Critchlow, Ayesha Antoine, Sam Dale, Kate Buffery. Produced by Marion Nancarrow. Music by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan, Julian Gallant, Rose Hilton-Hille, Chris Pavlo.
10 Jul 2015: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation
By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman. Rumpole defends a tabloid newspaper editor accused of libelling a writer. Meanwhile Rumpole's colleague Erskine-Brown is photographed by the press ogling some topless dancers. Rumpole: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda: Jasmine Hyde, Erskine-Brown: Nigel Anthony, Phillida: Cathy Sara, Maurice: Ewan Bailey, Porky: Stephen Critchlow. Producer: Catherine Bailey, directed by Marilyn Imrie. Indie: Catherine Bailey Productions.
17 Jul 2015: Rumpole and the Age of Miracles
By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman, Ep. 3 of 4. Hilda's distant relation, the Rev Donkin, is charged with conduct unbecoming a clerk in Holy Orders after a maid sees him open his hotel room door to a woman. Appearing at an ecclesiastical court, Rumpose uses his powers of cross-examination to defend the Canon. Rumpole: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hilda: Jasmine Hyde, Erskine-Brown: Nigel Anthony, Sam: Michael Cochrane, Rev. Donkin: Rogher May. Produced by Catherine Bailey; director Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey).
24 Jul 2015: Rumpole And The Tap End
By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman. Tony Timson is charged with the attempted drowning of his wife while sharing a bath with her. Rumpole defends, and also protects the Judge as he makes un-PC remarks about women's proper place in the tub. Benedict Cumberbatch as Rumpole, with Jasmine Hyde (Hilda), Nigel Anthony, Stephen Critchlow, Julian Rhind-Tutt, David Shaw-Parker and Cathy Sara. Produced by Catherine Bailey; director Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey Productions).
28 Mar 2016: Rumpole, 1
Rumpole on Trial. 1/2. By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman. Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jasmine Hyde, Cathy Sara, Gus Brown, Nigel Anthony, Stephen Critchlow. Producer: Catherine Bailey, Director: Marilyn Imrie. Indie: Catherine Bailey Productions.
29 Mar 2016: Rumpole, 2
Conclusion. Hilda Rumpole narrates a tale of murder and romance. Horace would prefer it to remain untold. Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda, Stuart McQuarrie, Nigel Anthony, Stephen Critchlow, Cathy Sara. Other details as part 1.
11 Sep 2016: The Archers
7pm special,60m, repeated the following day in the Afternoon Play slot. This is the culmination of a three-year conflict between Rob Titchener and Helen, the wife whom he sought to control by a systematic campaign of bullying and sexual abuse. The court case is now almost over; the jury has retired to consider its verdict ... will the result be a fair one, or will there be a miscarriage of justice? ( A contender for best radio drama of the year ......outstanding! - Ed.) Nigel Anthony as Judge Loomis, with Graham Seed, Eileen Atkins, Nigel Havers as guests, plus the regular Archers cast. The 'special' was all about the deliberations of the jury. Nigel featured more prominently in the daily episodes 13-16 Sep, which became the Omnibus edition on 18 Sep 16.
Compiled by Clive Lever from info on Diversity Website; coded by ND; some errors corrected later by Clive.
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