Air raves

It’s official, Tulkinghorn is not the only lawyer with an impeccable sense of humour.

Radio 4’s weekly sketch show Fordham & Lipson is co-written by ex-lawyer turned recruitment consultant turned comedian Simon Lipson and features a series of sketches on ‘An American Law Firm in London’.

It’s set in a surreal US firm microverse in mid-’90s London and involves intra-firm marriage, divorce, yachts, champagne, millions of dollars and a partner’s twin brother janitor running the firm.

Tulkinghorn, for his part, being a classicaly trained English lawyer, already knows that Americans are ridiculous, but will recommend his scribes to listen in order to understand.