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Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey


British series which aired in the United States on PBS as part of the series Mystery! dealing with the legal adventures (and misadventures) of scruffy British barrister Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern). Some of the series dealt with Rumpole's relationship with his wife, Hilda, otherwise known as "She Who Must Be Obeyed" but most of it concerned Rumpole's taking on nearly impossible cases for sometimes unsavory clients.
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Episode Info

Final: 7x06 -- Rumpole on Trial (Dec/03/1992)


Rumpole faces a disciplinary hearing when he purportedly goes too far in court and Hilda engages Ballard to defend him.
Cast
Leo McKern
As Horace Rumpole
Derek Benfield
As Albert Handyside (the clerk) (S01-S02)
Jonathan Coy
As Henry
Julian Curry
As Claude Erskine-Brown
Marion Mathie
As Hilda Rumpole (Seasons 4-7)
Maurice Denham
As Judge Gwent-Evans
Moray Watson
As George Frobisher
Peggy Thorpe-Bates
As Hilda Rumpole (Seasons 1-3)
Peter Bowles
As Guthrie Featherstone, QC MP
Robin Bailey
As Judge 'Gravestone' Graves

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Recurring Guests

William Lawford as Usher (5 eps)
Frank Mills as Figgis (4 eps)
Ron Pember as Dennis Timson (4 eps)
John Bardon as Fred Timson (4 eps)
Peter Cartwright as Keith (4 eps)
Louis Haslar as Usher (3 eps)
Arthur Blake as Clerk (3 eps)
Richard Syms as Myers (3 eps)
Neville Phillips as Usher (3 eps)
Struan Rodger as Inspector Brush (3 eps)

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