Because Rumpole's lifestyle, including his love of fine wines, has left him with many unpaid bills, he needs a deadbeat colleague, Perivale Blythe, to make good on a debt of long standing. The elusive solicitor also is needed by Rumpole as a key witness in a case involving fraudulent mobile home vacation rentals. When even the reliable private investigator F.I.G. Newton cannot locate the slippery Percivale Blythe, Rumpole enlists his wife in an elaborate hoax to smoke out the shifty solicitor. Written by
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Did You Know?
This was Peggy Thorpe-Bates's last appearance as Hilda Rumpole. When the series returned, nearly 4 years later in 1987, she was too unwell to continue and was replaced by Marion Mathie. She died in 1989. See more
That's why I asked you to give Miss Allways a little brief. She has a remarkable head for figures.
And quite a figure for head, I would imagine.