A Short Gentleman

First Aired: January 2012

4 x 30min serial for BBC Radio 4.

Adaptation of Jon Canter’s novel. Robert Purcell has had a privileged upbringing but his life falls apart when he commits a crime that sends him to prison. The story, in the form of a confession, follows his struggle to come to terms with the forces that brought him down.

Hugh plays Robert Purcell.


Robin Brooks; Jonathan Canter (novel)


Adjoa Andoh, Ewan Bailey, Adam Billington, Francine Chamberlain, James Hayes, Katherine Jakeways, Josef Lindsay, Lindsay Marshall, Nichola McAuliffe, Gerard McDermott, Lauren Mote, Carl Prekopp, Tracy Wiles


Jonquil Panting

Production Co:

BBC Radio

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