TV episodes Full List of Rumpole of the Bailey Episodes

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Below is a complete Rumpole of the Bailey episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Rumpole of the Bailey episodes are listed along with the Rumpole of the Bailey episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Rumpole of the Bailey episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This poll contains items like “Rumpole and the Younger Generation” and “Rumpole's Return.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Rumpole of the Bailey episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Play for Today / Pilot (a.k.a Rumpole and the Confession of Guilt) Dec 16 1975 - Rumpole defends a Jamaican youth charged with attempted murder. Things look grim at first but then when Rumpole discovers the lad's secret he thinks he sees an opening.

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Mortimer's Musings An interview with Rumpole's creator, John Mortimer.

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Rumpole's Return Dec 30 1980 - Retirement on the East Coast of the Former Colonies, at Hilda's behest, is not proving to be Rumpole's cup of tea or his glass of Pommeroy's. The possibility of a trip to London comes up, and ...more

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Rumpole and the Man of God May 29 1979 - Rumpole defends a vicar who is charged with stealing three shirts from a department store, but the troubled clergyman refuses to take the stand in his own defense. George Frobisher, who is in ...more

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Rumpole and the Case of Identity Jun 05 1979 - With the Christmas season in full swing, Rumpole defends Dave Anstey on the charge of stabbing a sales assistant in an off-license. It seems to be a case of mistaken identity, but why does ...more

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Rumpole and the Show Folk Jun 12 1979 - Rumpole travels to the north of England and practices his own theatricality in defense of Maggie Hartley, an actress accused of shooting her womanizing husband.

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Rumpole and the Fascist Beast Jun 19 1979 - Rumpole defends Captain Rex Parkin, who is charged with inciting a riot by racist speeches. Rumpole also has a new pupil, one Latif Khan.

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Rumpole and the Course of True Love Jun 26 1979 - Rumpole defends a flamboyanty romantic young schoolteacher who is accused of seducing a pupil.Meanwhile, Rumpole's colleague in chambers Guthrie Featherstone pursues his ambition of becoming a ...more

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Rumpole and the Age for Retirement Jul 03 1979 - Rumpole defends Percy Timson, a receiver of stolen property who has been framed for the theft of an important painting which is out of his league. Meanwhile, Rumpole's wife and son Nick (who is ...more

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Rumpole's Return Dec 30 1980 - Retirement on the East Coast of the Former Colonies, at Hilda's behest, is not proving to be Rumpole's cup of tea or his glass of Pommeroy's. The possibility of a trip to London comes up, and ...more

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Rumpole and the Genuine Article Oct 11 1983 - Rumpole defends Harold Brittling, an unsuccessful artist who has been charged with faking a major painting by the late Septimus Craig. But Brittling is remarkably relaxed about the case and ...more

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Rumpole and the Golden Thread Oct 18 1983 - Rumpole flies to Neranga, in Africa, to defend David Mazenze (his former law pupil) on a charge of murder. Rumpole meets with politcs, tribal hatred, and confusion - and his client seems to have ...more

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Rumpole and the Old Boy Net Oct 25 1983 - Rumpole welcomes a new pupil, the beautiful Fiona Allways, and together they defend Mr and Mrs Napier-Lee, who are charged with blackmail and with running an immoral house. But the Napier-Lees ...more

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Rumpole and the Female of the Species Nov 01 1983 - Rumpole defends Tony Timson, who is accused of driving the getaway car for a bungled robbery by the Molloy gang - a gang whose relationship with the Timsons is about as warm as that between the ...more

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Rumpole and the Sporting Life Nov 08 1983 - Rumpole gets out into rural England when Fiona Allways persuades him to defend her sister Jennifer, charged with murdering her skirt-chasing husband.

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Rumpole and the Last Resort Nov 15 1983 - Rumpole turns to his wife, Hilda, for help in getting a slippery solicitor to pay what he owes. Meanwhile, Rumpole is busy defending the owner of a caravan rental agency who is accused of

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Rumpole and the Old, Old Story Jan 19 1987 - Rumpole defends a business man who is accused of trying to murder his partner. After a squabble with 'She Who Must Be Obeyed', Rumpole finally leaves home - but Hilda doesn't seem to miss him ...more

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Rumpole and the Blind Tasting Jan 26 1987 - Yet another of the Timsons needs Rumpole's services as an advocate, this time to answer charges of fencing stolen liquor. Rumpole accepts Ms Liz Probert - a radical left-wing activist - as a ...more

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Rumpole and the Official Secret Feb 02 1987 - Rumpole defends an elderly woman charged under the Official Secrets Act - she is claimed to have have leaked (so to speak) information revealing excessive British government expenditure on tea.

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Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow Feb 09 1987 - Rumpole defends a man charged with running massage parlours as brothels, and his former colleague in chambers Mr Justice Featherstone finds himself in an embarrassing position. The prospect of ...more

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Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim Feb 16 1987 - Rumpole travels to West Germany to defend a British soldier facing a court-martial charged with the murder of his sergeant.

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Rumpole's Last Case Feb 23 1987 - The Timsons are in trouble again, and in need of the services of their favourite 'brief'. The old firm is back in business, but as he unravels the mystery of who carried the gun in a bungled ...more

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Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation Nov 23 1988 - Rumpole fights a claim for libel filed by a woman writer against a low newspaper. Claude Erskine-Brown moves in with Rumpole after being photographed at a night-club of ill repute, to the fury ...more

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Rumpole and the Barrow Boy Nov 30 1988 - Young Nigel Timson has moved on from the world of East End villainy and is now working in financial services in the City of London. Rumpole is called on to defend Nigel against charges of ...more

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Rumpole and the Age of Miracles Dec 07 1988 - Rumpole defends his clergyman nephew in an ecclesiastical court, against charges of adultery - of which the bishop takes a dim view. Rumpole's colleagues Ballard and Erskine-Brown appear for the ...more

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Rumpole and the Tap End Dec 14 1988 - Rumpole defends Tony Timson on charges of attempted murder - with Tony's wife, April, claiming he tried to drown her - while sexist remarks by Mr Justice Guthrie Featherstone give the press a ...more

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Rumpole and Portia Dec 21 1988 - Rumpole defends Stanley Culp, a scrap dealer, on charges of selling arms to terrorists. The case comes before a newly appointed Recorder - Phyllida Erskine-Brown.

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Rumpole and the Quality of Life Dec 28 1988 - Rumpole defends Lady Perdita Derwent, charged with the murder of her elderly husband. Meanwhile, Ms Liz Probert complains of anti-gay discrimination at number 3, Equity Court, and the portly ...more

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Rumpole and the Alternative Society Apr 10 1978 - Rumpole defends Ken Aspen, a politician accused of raping a party worker. The defendant admits there was intercourse but claims it was consensual, and Rumpole believes he has found a strong line ...more

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Rumpole and the Honourable Member Apr 17 1978 - Rumpole defends a woman (Mrs Thripp) in a divorce action brought by her husband, claiming infidelity. She Who Must Be Obeyed (Mrs Rumpole) forms the opinion that her husband has a mistress - ...more

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Rumpole and the Married Lady Apr 24 1978 - Guthrie Featherstone, with Rumpole as his junior, defends a safe-cracker who claims to have been framed by the notorious Inspector ""Dirty"" Dickerson. Rumpole risks his ...more

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Rumpole and the Learned Friends May 01 1978 - Rumpole is busy defending the youngest son of a family of villains on a murder charge. His client has all the evidence stacked against him, but meanwhile it is Rumpole's battered old bowler ...more

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Rumpole and the Younger Generation Apr 03 1978 - Rumpole is in the west of England to visit an old friend from his days in the Royal Air Force, Sam ('Three Fingers') Dogherty, and to defend Kathy Trelawney, who is charged with selling cannabis ...more

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Rumpole a la Carte Oct 28 1991 - A live mouse is served to Erskine-Brown in a London restaurant, and Rumpole finds himself defending the self-important chef-restaurateur on the environmental health charges which follow. At ...more

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Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent Nov 04 1991 - Before Mr Justice Guthrie Featherstone, Rumpole defends a trade unionist on charges of recklessly causing the death of a truck-driver who was crossing a union picket-line. Guthrie is thinking ...more

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Rumpole and the Right to Silence Nov 11 1991 - Rumpole defends a radical lecturer accused of murdering an unpopular university official - but his client refuses to give critical information in his own defence.Hilda takes offense, after ...more

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Rumpole at Sea Nov 18 1991 - Without marked enthusiasm, Rumpole takes Hilda on a cruising holiday. He is appalled to learn that a High Court judge, Mr Justice Graves, is also on board, and Rumpole takes cover - but ...more

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Rumpole and the Quacks Nov 25 1991 - Rumpole defends his own doctor, charged with sexually molesting a woman patient - and Rumpole's friend Phyllida is counsel for the prosecution.Claude Erskine-Brown is in hot water when Phyllida ...more

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Rumpole for the Prosecution Dec 02 1991 - Rumpole agrees to act for the family of a dead girl who are bringing a private prosecution for murder against a policeman. Did a killer receive preferential treatment from his colleagues on the ...more

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Rumpole and the Children of the Devil Oct 29 1992 - Rumpole again defends the Timsons, when they are accused of Satanism and their daughter Tracy has been put into local authority care. Hilda is angling for Rumpole to take her to this year's ...more

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Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice Nov 05 1992 - 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 ...more

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Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle Nov 12 1992 - 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 ...more

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Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson Nov 19 1992 - 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 ...more

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Rumpole and the Family Pride Nov 26 1992 - 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 ...more

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Rumpole on Trial Dec 03 1992 - 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?