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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 McKernLeo McKern
As Horace Rumpole
Derek BenfieldDerek Benfield
As Albert Handyside (the clerk) (S01-S02)
Jonathan CoyJonathan Coy
As Henry
Julian CurryJulian Curry
As Claude Erskine-Brown
Marion MathieMarion Mathie
As Hilda Rumpole (Seasons 4-7)
Maurice DenhamMaurice Denham
As Judge Gwent-Evans
Moray WatsonMoray Watson
As George Frobisher
Peggy Thorpe-BatesPeggy Thorpe-Bates
As Hilda Rumpole (Seasons 1-3)
Peter BowlesPeter Bowles
As Guthrie Featherstone, QC MP
Robin BaileyRobin 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)
Peter Cartwright as Keith (4 eps)
Louis Haslar as Usher (3 eps)
Arthur Blake as Clerk (3 eps)
John Bardon as Fred Timson (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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