Horace Rumpole's day begins badly with a dentist visit and worsens in court, where his temper provokes a judge.
Rumpole's invitation to Sackbut Castle proves to be work when he must investigate the drowning of a bag lady in the lake.
Vital evidence has been stolen in a burglary at Rumpole's flat and Hilda puts herself on the case to catch the thief.
Rumpole becomes friendly with a concert violinist while trying to clear her husband of murder.
Hilda does not take kindly to Rumpole's attempts to protect all parties, particularly the attractive new addition to Chambers.
Rumpole is in unfamiliar surroundings -- Juvenile Court -- defending Cary Timson, who's accused of devil worship.
Rumpole's (Leo McKern) loyalty to the defense prevails when he agrees to prosecute a murder suspect.
Thanks to Rumpole, Bambi Etheridge, gets off on a driving charge; Phyllida suspects that Claude has been up to something.
A judge and a mystery writer speculate about a missing cruise passenger. With Leo McKern, Marion Mathe.
A man accused of murder refuses to speak in his defense. With Leo McKern.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a striking shop steward accused of manslaughter.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a restaurateur whose customer finds a live mouse in her meal.
Dieting Rumpole's (Leo McKern) misery lends him insight on the case of a woman accused of murdering her spouse.
Phyllida's (Patricia Hodge) new position overwhelms her; an old flame reminds Hilda (Marion Mathie) of what might have been.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a man (Philip Davis), accused of trying to drown his wife; Hilda wants to be a lawyer.
Hilda's clergyman nephew (Martin Jarvis) asks Rumpole (Leo McKern) to defend him on an adultery charge.
A broker (Douglas Hodge) is suspected of insider trading; Hilda (Marion Mathie) embarrasses Rumpole (Leo McKern).
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a newspaper editor accused of libel. With Jennifer Daniel.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends another Timson family crook; Hearthstroke (Nicholas Gecks) tries to replace Rumpole.
Trooper Danny Boyne stands trial in Germany for the murder of his sergeant, a widely disliked bully. With Leo McKern.
A young barrister plans to modernize; Rumpole (Leo McKern) tries a massage-parlor case before a reluctant judge.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) suspects underhandedness in the huge number of biscuits reportedly eaten by the Civil Service.
Rumpole's (Leo McKern) home life and time in court turn rocky when he defends another member of the Timson family.
A man's wife (Victoria Wicks) and a business partner (Robin Sachs) are suspects in his death. With Leo McKern.
Rumpole's (Leo McKern) defense of a man accused of selling worthless property is thwarted by his nemesis.
The new female barrister pleads with Rumpole (Leo McKern) to defend her sister, on trial for murder by a hanging judge.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a small-time crook charged with armed robbery and a young female barrister.
Defending a couple accused of blackmail and prostitution leads Rumpole (Leo McKern) into a confrontation with colleagues.
Rumpole is flattered when he's asked to defend the Minister for Home Affairs in the new state of Neranga in Africa.
Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends an artist accused of forgery, who seems intent on baffling art connoisseurs.
Rumpole defends a member of the Timson family on charges of art theft; Hilda urges Rumpole to retire.
Rumpole defends a teacher accused of seducing a pupil; Phyllida Trant makes an announcement.
Controversy arises over Rumpole's defense of a fascist, and the outcome leads to tragedy.
Horace Rumpole is called upon to serve as junior counsel in defending an actress accused of the backstage murder of her husband.
Rumpole defends a man accused of attacking another and gives Guthrie Featherstone advice.
Rumpole defends a vicar accused of shoplifting; Rumpole learns George's fiancee has a criminal record.
Rumpole is informed that he will return to the Old Bailey to defend Peter Delgado on a murder charge.
Rumpole is disheartened upon discovering that he is to be teamed with Guthrie Featherstone to defend a safe blower.
A 10-year-old interferes in his parents' divorce case; Hilda suspects Rumpole of having an affair.
Rumpole's clerk is accused of stealing from petty cash; Rumpole learns that his son and his fiancee are coming to dinner.
Rumpole, content to be defending a case in the peaceful West Country, is disturbed by the outcome of the trial.
Rumpole clears a teenager of a robbery charge but feels that the boy is destined for a life of crime.