Rumpole of the Bailey: Season 3, Episode 2

Rumpole and the Golden Thread (18 Oct. 1983)

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Rumpole agrees to defend a cabinet minister of a former British African colony accused of murdering a prominent clergyman.

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Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Hilda Rumpole (as Peggy Thorpe Bates in closing credits)
Errol John ...
Chief Justice Sir Worthington Banzana
Olu Jacobs ...
David Mazenze
Carmen Munroe ...
Grace Mazenze (as Carmen Munro)
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Jonathan Mazenze
Gyearbuor Asante ...
Rupert Taboro (as Christopher Asante)
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Freddy Ruingo
James Villiers ...
Sir Arthur Remnant
Tommy Eytle ...
Dr. Christopher Mabile
Ewart James Walters ...
Superintendent Akimbu
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Henry
June Tobin ...
Amanda Pinkerton
Christine Waterhouse ...
Pam
Elizabeth Adare ...
Mabel Mazenze
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Rumpole travels to Naranga to defend a one-time student, David Mazenze who is charged with murdering Bishop Kareele. What Rumpole finds is a client who is in unusually good spirits, living in relative luxury at police headquarters and who is without an alibi. He is shocked however to learn that Naranga long ago abolished the jury system and that the trial is before a judge only. Rumpole soon finds himself mixed up in local and tribal politics, with the cards clearly stacked against him. Things seem to turn to his advantage when he locates a surprise witness, but finds he has just been a pawn in a much larger game. Written by garykmcd

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