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March 20, 2014 2:24 pm  #1


Rumpole on Radio 4

Just writing this while I listen to the first episode of two he's starring in. You can listen again on BBC iplayer and you MUST!

It's interesting and funny. And it's got Benedict's chocolate voice. And SINGING in the opening minute.

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March 20, 2014 2:31 pm  #2


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Really impatient for it to appear on my iplayer app now, as I missed the start!


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March 20, 2014 3:46 pm  #3


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Fun!  His accent was a bit like his vicar disguised character in ASIB.

 

March 20, 2014 4:17 pm  #4


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March 20, 2014 5:09 pm  #5


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Arrrrghhh! It is not supported on my mobile😒😒😒😒! Any ideas where I can listen to it anyway, pleeeeeeaaaaase?


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March 20, 2014 6:27 pm  #6


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Oh, that's great! And it's quite fascinating how he uses his voice and makes it sound like him and at the same time a little different.
And Rumpole really does have some character traits which do remind me of a certain Consulting Detective... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


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March 20, 2014 10:03 pm  #7


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Oooh that's great. Thank you!


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March 21, 2014 3:01 pm  #8


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Well the second episode has it's bombshells!! Wowsers!

Benedict brilliant once again, reciting Shelley and other poetry....bliss.


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March 21, 2014 10:44 pm  #9


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My ears are so, so very happy right now. Oh my goodness! 

I LOVE the way he uses his voice in this; such a talented man we have here!


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March 24, 2014 7:50 am  #10


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Listened to the 2nd episode early this morning and really enjoyed it. I hope he does more.
As always, I totally believed in the character - to the extent that I was rooting for him in the court room, and hurting for him outside of it - great stuff!


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March 24, 2014 1:09 pm  #11


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I really hope they make more of these, I adore it!


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March 24, 2014 1:25 pm  #12


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Me too - I thoroughly enjoy listening to all of his audio work, but this was particularly good


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The Love you take
Is equal to the Love you make"
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March 24, 2014 9:51 pm  #13


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Finally managed to listen to ep. 1. Liked it very much. His voice acting is so wonderful. Now I must try to catch ep. 2 before they take it down from iPlayer. 


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March 26, 2014 6:57 am  #14


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SolarSystem wrote:

Oh, that's great! And it's quite fascinating how he uses his voice and makes it sound like him and at the same time a little different.
And Rumpole really does have some character traits which do remind me of a certain Consulting Detective... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

I thought the same... especially on investigating, and on the pppppp like in yepppppp...


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March 26, 2014 7:41 am  #15


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Listened to ep. 2 and liked them both very much. It's a shame that they do not seem to be available as audiobooks. Would love to have them all especially as I just ordered a new iPod. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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"To fake the death of one sibling may be regarded as a misfortune; to fake the death of both looks like carelessness." Oscar Wilde about Mycroft Holmes

"It is what it is says love." (Erich Fried)

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame. I’m also a great believer in treating others as you would like to be treated.” (Benedict Cumberbatch)

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March 26, 2014 8:17 am  #16


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Yeah, they will take them done again and then they are gone. What a shame.


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March 26, 2014 9:28 am  #17


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In the olden days (gosh, I'm not that old), we used to record radio plays on audio tapes so we could listen to them again. There are ways of doing that with the computer as well. You know, I'm just sayin'... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


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March 27, 2014 8:39 am  #18


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Oh I loved this, he could cross-examine me any day..http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png


Does anyone know if there´ll be a sequel?

 

April 1, 2014 6:51 am  #19


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It's taken me over a week, but I have now listened to all the Rumpole episodes with Benedict. Which was fun, he does radio so well.

While I was thoroughly entertained, I must admit, however, that I generally like my protagonists likeable. And Rumpole isn't all that likeable. Yes, this was the 60's, but when it comes down to it, Horace is pretty much an arrogant jerk and a total chauvinist. Not one episode went by where I didn't want to slap sense into the man! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


That said, I hope there's sequels at some point, because having Benedict's voice play over my speakers is always a joy.

Does anyone know why Timothy West didn't do the older Rumpole in those last two episodes?


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April 1, 2014 7:10 am  #20


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I agree that Rumpole isn't a very likeable character - though I didn't find any of the characters entirely likeable, if I'm honest. As you say, it was a different age.
I admire his lack of vanity in taking on these not so nice characters - many of the roles he plays have a touch of the "bastard" about them (to borrow a Benedict quote!)
He does radio brilliantly.
Not sure why Timothy West wasn't available though, I'm afraid.


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The Love you take
Is equal to the Love you make"
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