Rumpole of the Bailey

ITV (ended 1992)




Episode Guide

  • Season 7
    • Rumpole on Trial
      Rumpole on Trial
      Episode 6

      Hilda persuades Ballard to defend Rumpole when he faces a disciplinary hearing. Rumpole seems to have gone a good deal too far in what he said in Mr Justice Oliphant's court - or did he?

    • Rumpole and the Family Pride

      Rumpole and Hilda are invited for the weekend at a cousin's castle - but when they get there they find their relation faces the charge of murdering a travelling woman and is looking for Rumpole to rally round to help him.

    • Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson

      Rumpole defends a teenager charged with stealing from old people. Curiously, Rumpole's own apartment is promptly broken into and documents are stolen.

      Erskine-Brown is in the running again to 'take silk' (become a Queen's Counsel) but the word around the Inns of Court is that he does not have enough 'bottom' and will not make the grade. Phyllida launches a campaign in support of Claude, but can she pull it off?


    • Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle

      Rumpole flirts with a beautiful violinist and finds himself reluctantly defending her husband, who is charged with murdering the violinist's musical partner.

      Meanwhile, Claude Erskine-Brown accuses Henry, the clerk at 3 Equity Court, of sexually harassing a secretary.

    • Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice
      Rumpole defends a policeman, Superintendent Gannon, who is accused of changing a teenager's statement confessing to murdering a policeman. Meanwhile, Sir Guthrie Featherstone finds himself in hot water - as the Judge in the conviction of the teenager, he gave a damning summing-up against him, and now the Lord Chief Justice of England is taking an interest in the matter.moreless
    • Rumpole and the Children of the Devil
      Rumpole again defends his old friends the Timsons, East End villains, when they are accused of Satanism and their daughter Tracy is put into local authority care. Meanwhile, Hilda is angling for Rumpole to take her to this year's Scales of Justice Ball - but it is not a prospect he views with delight.moreless
  • Season 6
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  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1