Chambers (series)

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Genre Sitcom; Legal drama
Running time 30 Minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Syndicates BBC Radio 7
TV adaptations Chambers
Starring John Bird
Sarah Lancashire
Lesley Sharp
James Fleet
Jonathan Kydd
Written by Clive Coleman
Produced by Paul Schlesinger
Original release 17 April 1996 (1996-04-17) – 30 March 1999 (1999-03-30)
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 14
Written by Clive Coleman
Directed by John Stroud
Starring John Bird
Sarah Lancashire
Nina Wadia
James Fleet
Jonathan Kydd
Jeremy Clyde
John Hodgkinson
John Rowe
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC One
Original release 15 June 2000 (2000-06-15) – 2 September 2001 (2001-09-02)

Chambers was a BBC radio and television sitcom. It was written by barrister Clive Coleman and starred John Bird and Sarah Lancashire in both versions. The radio version was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in three series between 1996 and 1999, and the television version was broadcast on BBC One. The theme music was "Dance with Mandolins" from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

John Bird plays the lead role of John Fuller-Carp, a monstrously egotistical and avaricious barrister heading Forecourt Chambers. His colleagues are Hilary Tripping, a rather ineffectual young man, and Ruth Quirke, initially a rather militantly left wing feminist. After Lesley Sharp left the role after the first series and Sarah Lancashire took over, Ruth became more of comic neurotic, but many of the 'original' Ruth's harder characteristics were later given to the character who replaced her in the second run of the television series, Alex Kahn.

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