9 x 30 minute episodes in 2 series
MPEG-1 Layer 3
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.
Series 1 is on site and can be found here http://radioarchive.cx/torrents-details.php?id=110
Only the Lonely. 11.05.98 John Fuller-Carp finds himself in competition with rival Vernon Ames. Ruth decides to adopt a baby. Side 1
The Masons. 18.05.98 John Fuller-Carp decides that becoming a Mason will improve his chances of winning cases. Meanwhile, Hilary has a narrow escape with a judge when Ruth asks him to go to a gay bar. Side 2
The Phantom Barrister. 25.05.98 Desperate to make Forecourt Buildings more successful, Fuller-Carp sets about recruiting new blood. Meanwhile, Ruth's mother pays her an unwelcome visit.
A Case with a View. 01.06.98 John Fuller-Carp's ambitions to become a QC take another downward turn when his nephew is charged with domestic burglary.
Conditional Fees. 08.06.98 John Fuller Carp is desperate to win a big case, but how much money can he earn from an industrial accident involving a can of figs?
Rent Arrears. 09.03.99 John Fuller-Carp, head of chambers, enjoys conning students, Ruth tries to avoid the question, and Vince acts Jewish. Side 3
A Pain in the Back. 16.03.99 John Fuller-Carp becomes distracted by the allure of one of his clients and Ruth is asked to babysit for a friend's electronic pet.
Outward Bound. 23.03.99 John Fuller-Carp, Ruth and Hilary are asked to take part in an outward bound weekend by an influential firm of solicitors. However, the exercise turns into a nightmare.
It's Only Words. 30.03.99 John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a very costly bet with rival barrister Vernon Ames, and Ruth joins a dating agency.
John Bird as John Fuller-Carp
James Fleet as Hilary Tripping
Lesley Sharp as Ruth Quirke (Series 1)
Sarah Lancashire as Ruth Quirke (Series 2 & 3)
Jonathan Kydd as Vince Griffiths, the barristers' clerk