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Offline Truthyness

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John Mortimer - The Dock Brief
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:00:47 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007js6p
The Dock Brief by John Mortimer
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A cynical and unsuccessful, elderly barrister is overjoyed to be assigned a 'dock brief - to defend a husband accused of the murder of his wife.

John Mortimer's legal satire stars Michael Hordern as Wilfred Morganhall and David Kossoff as Herbert Fowle.

Music composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins.
Producer: Nesta Pain

First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in May 1957.

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Re: John Mortimer - The Dock Brief
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 05:59:42 PM »
Unfortunately this is one that has been repeated on R4X so often that for me it has lost its freshness.   However for anyone who has not seen it before,, it is brilliant.  John Mortimer at his best and a brilliant and compassionate performance by David Kossoff

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Re: John Mortimer - The Dock Brief
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 06:58:47 PM »
I must have missed it! Agree about the performances, both are brilliant!

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