Rumpole of the Bailey: Season 1, Episode 5

Rumpole and the Learned Friends (1 May 1978)

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Rumpole accuses a dishonest policeman of framing his safecracker client and finds himself in legal trouble when he can't back up his claim.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
Julian Curry ...
Moray Watson ...
Maureen Darbyshire ...
Edward de Souza ...
Mr. Bernard (as Edward De Souza)
Eileen Waugh ...
Malcolm Storry ...
Detective Inspector Dickerson
Ken Jones ...
Charlie Wheeler
Edward Hammond ...
Bill Fraser ...


It appears that Rumpole is being forced to take a back seat to Head of Chambers Guthrie Featherstone QC, defending a safe-blower who has had his collar felt by Chief Inspector "Dirty" Dickinson, but an influenza epidemic plays havoc with the arrangements. Meanwhile, Rumpole's colleagues cast covetuous eyes on his office space. Written by hgallon

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[Rumpole is ill in bed and Hilda is taking his temperature]
Hilda Rumpole: [looking at the thermometer] Rumpole, you're not normal.
Horace Rumpole: [groans weakly] I'm dying.
Hilda Rumpole: Nonsense! What did Doctor Hanson say it was?
Horace Rumpole: [ominously] Death. He says there's a lot of it about.
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