Actually I'm lying ... I haven't seen the film. I have heard some of the radio series and they're reasonably good. I suspect that this is one of those series which did not transfer well to TV - of which there are many in the BBC archives. There are some cassettes available of the radio series and I'd say that on a scale of 1 to 10 they merit 6 or 7. The general format is of a couple of interleaved story lines, typically with Vince (Jonathan Kydd) discussing problems with Fuller-Carp (John Bird). Often the problems relate to Fuller-Carp's inability to actually win any cases. This is then balanced by interplay between Ruth (Sarah Lancashire) and Hilary (James Fleet). Occasionally there are other interactions, but rarely. It is perfectly understandable that these scripts may not transfer to video, as the timing may be very wrong for a visual presentation, and the humour is not particularly visual. The episode with the word games for example - I won't even mention the word which is eventually worked in - is amusing on radio, but there's nothing which could reasonably be used to enhance this visually - not for BBC audiences at least.