Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series 1978–1992) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • Horace Rumpole is an "Old Bailey Hack," one of the underpaid barristers who ply the courtrooms of the Old Bailey, London's criminal court. Rumpole refused to handle most suits and will never prosecute. He always defends. Each of his trials has both a victory and a defeat in them, his clients who are acquitted often angrier than those who are found guilty. There is always at least one and often two subplots.

  • The humorous tails of Horace Rumpole. Rumpole is a barrister who appears in the Old Bailey, London. He deals with criminals, barristers, judges, and his wife Hilda, whom he calls in his thoughts : "She Who Must Be obeyed ".

  • The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.


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