RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY 15-DVD BOX SET with subtitles
The Complete Collection for £39.99
Starring: Leo McKern, Peter Bowles, Patricia Hodge, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry and Marion Mathie, Richard Murdoch.
Horace Rumpole is the down-at-heel yet brilliant barrister who plies the courtrooms of the Old Bailey. Rumpole is fond of quoting Wordsworth and notorious for turning away many suits according to his own moral code: Rumpole never prosecutes, always defends. Includes all seven series plus the feature-length story, Rumpole’s Return.
Rumpole of the Bailey was created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. (Noël Coward also wrote one episode, in 1988.) It starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. Rumpole shares Chambers with a mixed group of barrister colleagues, including Guthrie Featherstone (Peter Bowles) and Phyllida Trant (Patricia Hodge). Also appearing in the series were: Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Peggy Thorpe-Bates and Marion Mathie, who both played Hilda Rumpole – “She who must be obeyed”. In total, seven series of Rumpole of the Bailey were made. A variety of talented directors worked on the show, notably, Donald McWhinnie, Roger Bamford, Julian Amyes and Robert Tronson.
Run Time: 2250 minutes
Rated: Suitable for 15 years & over