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
- Although it may seem like dubious practice to replace Samantha Bond with Leo's daughter, Abigail McKern in the part of Miss Liz Probert, she only appears in three episodes in her first…
[show]Although it may seem like dubious practice to replace Samantha Bond with Leo's daughter, Abigail McKern in the part of Miss Liz Probert, she only appears in three episodes in her first series; Series 5. She then becomes a regular. (Note also that Rumpole may have had a thing for Probert...)
- David Yelland played Rumpole's 17 year old son Nick in the first episode, despite being 31 at the time.
- Originally, author John Mortimer had Alastair Sim in mind to play Rumpole - until he found out Sim was dead.