Both Rumpole and his current client, Percy Timson, one of the patriarchs of the criminal clan, are under pressure by their families to retire.

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Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
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Moray Watson ...
Judge Frobisher (as MorayWatson)
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Julian Curry ...
Richard Murdoch ...
David Yelland ...
Donald Eccles ...
Mr Justice Vosper
Jeffrey Perry ...
Simon Vosper
Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
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Henry
Maureen Darbyshire ...
Diane
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John Hartley ...
Detective Constable Hurst
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Their respective families have decided that Rumpole and veteran "fence" Percy Timson should be retired. Rumpole will be seen off with a dinner and a clock, Percy Timson with a long prison sentence for handling a stolen painting worth half a million pounds. Neither particularly relishes the prospect of retirement. Written by hgallon

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 July 1979 (UK)  »

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Mr. Glassworth: [referring to life in prison] Do they still have slopping out?
Horace Rumpole: Yes, I'm afraid they do.
Mr. Glassworth: I spent my life in the acquisition of beautiful objects.
Horace Rumpole: [sarcastically to his instructing solicitor] I suppose that's what the three years were for!
Mr. Glassworth: Slopping out! How could I live through it? And the sickening sexual advances of beefy warders.
Horace Rumpole: [muttering] Oh, I wouldn't count on that, old darling.
Mr. Glassworth: What did you say?
Horace Rumpole: Oh, nothing.
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