Hugh Bonneville
A Short Gentleman

A Short Gentleman

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2012
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Radio sitcom based on Jon Canter's book of the same name. Hugh Bonneville stars as a short lawyer with a disastrous personal life. Stars Hugh Bonneville, James Hayes, Nichola McAuliffe, Josef Lindsay, Ewan Bailey and more.

Press clippings

Hugh Bonneville, best known these days as the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, has an amazing range as an actor, spanning Shakespeare, Jonson, Alan Bennett and John le Carré. Here he plays Robert Purcell QC, a perfect example of the British Establishment, mannerly and thorough, in a new comedy by Jon Canter. Purcell's problem is that while his legal thinking is flawless it doesn't work when he tries to apply its logic to his private life. In this first episode, he sails through all his exams but finding a girlfriend proves to be much more of a test.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 3rd January 2012

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