Horace Rumpole is an untidy, aging London barrister who defends in criminal cases. His clients rarely cut elegant figures. He is fond of red wine, poetry, and fair dealing, and is not looked on as a great success by his wife. Rumpole has had a few triumphs, and the Penge Bungalow murders are often on his mind. Rumpole shares Chambers at Number 3, Equity Court, with a mixed group of barrister colleagues, including Guthrie Featherstone and Phyllida Trant.
Last Episode07x06 Rumpole on Trial Aired: Dec. 03, 1992
Rumpole faces a disciplinary hearing when he purportedly goes too far in court and Hilda engages Ballard to defend him. Source: www.TVRage.c …
Series Fun Facts
- Originally, author John Mortimer had Alastair Sim in mind to play Rumpole - until he found out Sim was dead.
- Rumpole was referenced to twice during the OJ Simpson trial. Direct reference was made was made by the prosecution stating "As Rumpole would say, it all comes down to the blood." A more…
[show]Rumpole was referenced to twice during the OJ Simpson trial. Direct reference was made was made by the prosecution stating "As Rumpole would say, it all comes down to the blood." A more subtle reference occurred when a defense attorney stated that they were getting "a case of premature adjudication", a phrase Rumpole often used.
- David Yelland played Rumpole's 17 year old son Nick in the first episode, despite being 31 at the time.