Rumpole finds himself defending Harold Brittling who is charged with selling a forged painting. The painting sold for 5 figures and the defendant doesn't seem to too keen on being acquitted. Rumpole nonetheless defends him with vigor and is assisted by Brittling's friend, who sees through his nonsense. Guthrie Featherstone is named a high court judge and gets the knighthood that goes along with the appointment. As luck would have it, Rumpole's forgery case is before Featherstone, his first case as a judge. Written by
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Guthrie Featherstone, QC MP
[looking up from his desk
No, I'm standing on my head and playing the bagpipes!