Rumpole of the Bailey: Season 4, Episode 3

Rumpole and the Official Secret (2 Feb. 1987)

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Rumpole defends an eccentric spinster accused of being a government whistle-blower.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Mathie ...
Peter Blythe ...
Julian Curry ...
Richard Murdoch ...
Maureen Derbyshire ...
Dianne - Secretary (as Maureen Darbyshire)
Rosemary Tuttle
Shaughan Seymour ...
Oliver Bowling
Paul Daneman ...
Lord Chief Justice
Peter Cellier ...
Sir Frank Fawcett
Donald Pickering ...
Attorney General
Ivor Roberts ...
Peter Royce Williams
Tim Warboys


Rumpole defends Rosemary Tuttle, an employee of the Ministry of Defense who is charged with a breach of the Official Secrets Act specifically, releasing documents outlining the amounts spent by the Department on biscuits and tea. Rumpole is all set to base his defense on the silliness of the situation, but his client insists that she is innocent. Ballard is prosecuting and strange characters start appearing in Chambers, as do odd sounds on the telephone. In Chambers, Claude Erskine-Brown asks Ms. Probert to accompany him to the opera and is then terrified when Phyllida learns of it. Written by garykmcd

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Samuel 'Soapy Sam' Ballard, Q.C.: Look here, Rumpole, I would advise you to take this matter seriously!
Horace Rumpole: [angrily] And I would advise you, Ballard, if you can find a taxidermist willing to undertake the work to get stuffed!
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