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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Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
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Julian Curry ...
Moray Watson ...
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Henry
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Maureen Darbyshire ...
Diane
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Mr. Bernard (as Edward De Souza)
Eileen Waugh ...
Joyce
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Detective Inspector Dickerson
Ken Jones ...
Charlie Wheeler
Edward Hammond ...
Philbeam
Bill Fraser ...
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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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1 May 1978 (UK)  »

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[Guthrie Featherstone is leading Horace Rumpole in a case of safe-cracking]
Guthrie Featherstone, QC MP: Of course I'll mitigate.
Horace Rumpole: Mitigate? "My Lord, my client only went in to buy a seven-penny stamp. But as he was kept waiting by ten old ladies with pension books, he lost his patience and blew the safe."
Guthrie Featherstone, QC MP: [ironically] Very good mitigation.
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