Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a canon who has accused of adultery in an ecclesiastical court.

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Marion Mathie ...
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Julian Curry ...
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Henry
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Canon Timothy Donkin
Jill Brassington ...
Gertrude Donkin
Paul Ridley ...
Frank Marlin
Michael Aitkens ...
Thomas Campion
Bernadette Shortt ...
Rita O'Keefe
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Peter Lambert
Malcolm Rogers ...
Cathedral Guide
Patrick Carter ...
Usher
Felicity Goodeson ...
Tracy (as Felicity Goodson)
Elizabeth Hogan ...
Shirley
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Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a Church of England canon, who has been accused of adultery by six members of the congregation. Coincidentally the judge and prosecutor in the ecclesiastical court happen to be 'Soapy' Ballard and Erskine-Brown. The canon is charged with allegedly receiving a woman in a hotel room where he supposedly was writing a difficult sermon. When Rumpole discovers the chief witness had been paid to spy on the cleric by one of the complainants, a real estate developer, he suspects that the real motive may be greed, not moral outrage. The situation is complicated by Hilda's suspicions that Rumpole may be engaging in extra-marital activity as well. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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7 December 1988 (UK)  »

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Samuel 'Soapy Sam' Ballard Q.C.: I believe it is the first time in our long history, Rumpole, that these chambers have contained... a chancellor!
[Rumpole is so shocked, he sits down]
Samuel 'Soapy Sam' Ballard Q.C.: Yes, Rumpole, unworthy as I am.
Horace Rumpole: [regaining his composure] Well, that's the understatement of the year!
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