Leo McKern stars as the eccentric, bibulous Old Bailey defence lawyer Horace Rumpole in this hugely popular series penned by the barrister-playwright John Mortimer.
Rumpole and the Genuine Article Shenanigans at the auction house lead to a local artist being arrested. The artist wants Rumpole to defend him. Rumpole and the Golden Thread Rumpole is flattered when his reputation appears to have spread to Africa. He is called in to defend a Government Minister on a murder charge. Rumpole and the Old Boy Network When a respectable couple are charged with blackmail and running a disorderly house Rumpole relishes the opportunity to defend them. Rumpole and the Female Species A small time villain is up on a charge of serious crime, meanwhile Rumpole is also fighting the case for a new lady barrisler. Rumpole and the Sporting Life Rumpole is reluctantly persuaded to defend the sister of Fiona Allways, the latest barrister in Chambers, who is on a murder charge. Rumpole and the Last Resort Rumpole is grateful for a brief defending a client on a fraud charge.