Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

1978 - 1992, Crime
Untidy London barrister Horace Rumpole defends in criminal cases.
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Episode Guide

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole on Trial (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Rumpole on Trial

    Horace Rumpole's day begins badly with a dentist visit and worsens in court, where his temper provokes a judge.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole and the Family Pride (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Rumpole and the Family Pride

    Rumpole's invitation to Sackbut Castle proves to be work when he must investigate the drowning of a bag lady in the lake.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Johnson (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Johnson

    Vital evidence has been stolen in a burglary at Rumpole's flat and Hilda puts herself on the case to catch the thief.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle

    Rumpole becomes friendly with a concert violinist while trying to clear her husband of murder.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole and Miscarriage of Justice (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Rumpole and Miscarriage of Justice

    Hilda does not take kindly to Rumpole's attempts to protect all parties, particularly the attractive new addition to Chambers.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Rumpole and the Children of the Devil

    Rumpole is in unfamiliar surroundings -- Juvenile Court -- defending Cary Timson, who's accused of devil worship.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole for the Prosecution (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Rumpole for the Prosecution

    Rumpole's (Leo McKern) loyalty to the defense prevails when he agrees to prosecute a murder suspect.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Quacks (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & the Quacks

    Thanks to Rumpole, Bambi Etheridge, gets off on a driving charge; Phyllida suspects that Claude has been up to something.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole at Sea (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Rumpole at Sea

    A judge and a mystery writer speculate about a missing cruise passenger. With Leo McKern, Marion Mathe.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Right to Silence (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Right to Silence

    A man accused of murder refuses to speak in his defense. With Leo McKern.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Summer of Discontent (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Summer of Discontent

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a striking shop steward accused of manslaughter.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole a la Carte (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Rumpole a la Carte

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a restaurateur whose customer finds a live mouse in her meal.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Quality of Life (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Rumpole & the Quality of Life

    Dieting Rumpole's (Leo McKern) misery lends him insight on the case of a woman accused of murdering her spouse.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & Portia (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & Portia

    Phyllida's (Patricia Hodge) new position overwhelms her; an old flame reminds Hilda (Marion Mathie) of what might have been.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Tap End (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Rumpole & the Tap End

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a man (Philip Davis), accused of trying to drown his wife; Hilda wants to be a lawyer.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Age of Miracles (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Age of Miracles

    Hilda's clergyman nephew (Martin Jarvis) asks Rumpole (Leo McKern) to defend him on an adultery charge.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Barrow Boy (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Barrow Boy

    A broker (Douglas Hodge) is suspected of insider trading; Hilda (Marion Mathie) embarrasses Rumpole (Leo McKern).

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Bubble Reputation (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Rumpole & the Bubble Reputation

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a newspaper editor accused of libel. With Jennifer Daniel.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole's Last Case (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Rumpole's Last Case

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends another Timson family crook; Hearthstroke (Nicholas Gecks) tries to replace Rumpole.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Bright Seraphim (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & the Bright Seraphim

    Trooper Danny Boyne stands trial in Germany for the murder of his sergeant, a widely disliked bully. With Leo McKern.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Judge's Elbow (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Rumpole & the Judge's Elbow

    A young barrister plans to modernize; Rumpole (Leo McKern) tries a massage-parlor case before a reluctant judge.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Official Secret (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Official Secret

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) suspects underhandedness in the huge number of biscuits reportedly eaten by the Civil Service.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Blind Tasting (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Blind Tasting

    Rumpole's (Leo McKern) home life and time in court turn rocky when he defends another member of the Timson family.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Old, Old Story (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Rumpole & the Old, Old Story

    A man's wife (Victoria Wicks) and a business partner (Robin Sachs) are suspects in his death. With Leo McKern.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Last Resort (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Rumpole & the Last Resort

    Rumpole's (Leo McKern) defense of a man accused of selling worthless property is thwarted by his nemesis.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Sporting Life (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & the Sporting Life

    The new female barrister pleads with Rumpole (Leo McKern) to defend her sister, on trial for murder by a hanging judge.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Female of the Species (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Rumpole & the Female of the Species

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends a small-time crook charged with armed robbery and a young female barrister.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Old Boy Net (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Old Boy Net

    Defending a couple accused of blackmail and prostitution leads Rumpole (Leo McKern) into a confrontation with colleagues.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Golden Thread (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Golden Thread

    Rumpole is flattered when he's asked to defend the Minister for Home Affairs in the new state of Neranga in Africa.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Genuine Article (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Rumpole & the Genuine Article

    Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends an artist accused of forgery, who seems intent on baffling art connoisseurs.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Age for Retirement (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Rumpole & the Age for Retirement

    Rumpole defends a member of the Timson family on charges of art theft; Hilda urges Rumpole to retire.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Course of True Love (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & the Course of True Love

    Rumpole defends a teacher accused of seducing a pupil; Phyllida Trant makes an announcement.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Fascist Beast (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Rumpole & the Fascist Beast

    Controversy arises over Rumpole's defense of a fascist, and the outcome leads to tragedy.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Show Folk (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Show Folk

    Horace Rumpole is called upon to serve as junior counsel in defending an actress accused of the backstage murder of her husband.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Case of Identity (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Case of Identity

    Rumpole defends a man accused of attacking another and gives Guthrie Featherstone advice.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Man of God (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Rumpole & the Man of God

    Rumpole defends a vicar accused of shoplifting; Rumpole learns George's fiancee has a criminal record.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Heavy Brigade (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Rumpole & the Heavy Brigade

    Rumpole is informed that he will return to the Old Bailey to defend Peter Delgado on a murder charge.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Learned Friends (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Rumpole & the Learned Friends

    Rumpole is disheartened upon discovering that he is to be teamed with Guthrie Featherstone to defend a safe blower.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Married Lady (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Rumpole & the Married Lady

    A 10-year-old interferes in his parents' divorce case; Hilda suspects Rumpole of having an affair.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Honourable Member (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Rumpole & the Honourable Member

    Rumpole's clerk is accused of stealing from petty cash; Rumpole learns that his son and his fiancee are coming to dinner.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Alternative Society (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Rumpole & the Alternative Society

    Rumpole, content to be defending a case in the peaceful West Country, is disturbed by the outcome of the trial.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole & the Younger Generation (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Rumpole & the Younger Generation

    Rumpole clears a teenager of a robbery charge but feels that the boy is destined for a life of crime.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey - Rumpole's Return (Special)
    Special:

    Rumpole's Return

    Irascible barrister Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern) escapes Miami retirement to follow a murder with connections to a Florida cult.

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