After a fight with his wife Rumpole stays with Erskine-Browns and finds that Portia is prosecuting one of his clients.

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Marion Mathie ...
Peter Blythe ...
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Julian Curry ...
Maurice Denham ...
Mr. Justice Gwent-Evans
David Waller ...
Captain Gleason
Richard Murdoch ...
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Henry
Maureen Darbyshire ...
Dianne
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Amanda Gleason
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Hugo Lutterworth
Jelena Budimir ...
Daphne
Jeffery Dench ...
Denis Driscoll
Richard Evans ...
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Things are not well at the Rumpole household. In his cups at a formal dinner, Rumpole tells an off-colour joke embarrassing Hilda and Mr. Justice Gwent-Evans. As a result, 'she who must be obeyed' throws him out of their Gloucester Rd. flat. He initially moves into Chambers and soon has Sam Ballard after him for being in contravention of his tenancy. In the end, Phyllida Erskine-Brown invites Rumpole to move in with her and Claude, but as Rumpole seems to have no plans to leave, his welcome soon wears thin. In court, Rumpole defends Hugo Lutterworth who is charged with the attempted murder of his business partner. His claims of innocence are tempered by the fact that he was also having an affair with his business partner's wife. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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19 January 1987 (UK)  »

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This episode is Marion Mathie's first as Hilda Rumpole. See more »

Quotes

Tristan Erskine-Brown: Mr. Rumpole, aren't you going to eat your muesli?
Horace Rumpole: [disdainfully] Looks like something they put in the bottom of birdcages.
Tristan Erskine-Brown: It's awfully good for you. Makes you go regularly.
Phyllida 'Portia' Erskine-Brown: Have you...
[indistinguishable]
Horace Rumpole: Pomeroy's claret does that for me very nicely, thank you.
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Barwick Green
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Composed by Arthur Wood
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