Thu., October 2, 2014
Rumpole on Trial
Hilda (Marion Mathie) persuades Sam Ballard to represent Rumpole in a disciplinary hearing after the crusty barrister displays impertinence toward a troublesome judge. Ballard: Peter Blythe. Rumpole: Leo McKern.
Tue., October 7, 2014
Rumpole and the Younger Generation
In the series opener, eccentric London barrister Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends the teenage member of an infamous criminal family. Hilda: Peggy Thorpe-Bates. Featherstone: Peter Bowles. Erskine-Brown: Julian Curry.
Tue., October 14, 2014
Rumpole of the Bailey
Leo McKern played John Mortimer's clever London barrister Horace Rumpole in a popular Emmy-nominated series of episodes that aired on PBS's `Mystery!' The cases took place at the Old Bailey, where Rumpole's clients included a couple accused of running a brothel, an editor charged with libel, a member of Parliament accused of rape and a soldier in a court-martial. At home, Rumpole had a different kind of challenge: his formidable wife, Hilda (`She Who Must Be Obeyed').