Leo McKern stars as the eccentric, bibulous Old Bailey defence lawyer, Horace Rumpole in this magnificent and hugely popular series penned by the barrister-playwright John Mortimer.
Play for Today (1975) Rumpole's son Nick is heading off to the United States. However, Before Rumpole can meet him for lunch he must fight the case of a young lad accused of stabbing a man in bus queue outside Lord's Cricket Ground. The case does not prove to be as simple as Horace had hoped! Rumpole's Return (1980) After losing ten cases in a row in front of Judge Bullingham, Rumpole decided to retire from the law and has gone to visit his son Nick in America. When he receives a letter requesting his help on a case involving his specialist subject of bloodstains, he sees it as an invitation to return to chambers. The other members of chambers are less than pleased to see him back.