Rumpole of the Bailey: Season 2, Episode 3

Rumpole and the Show Folk (12 Jun. 1979)

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Rumpole goes on Circus, or rather on Circuit, in the north, where an actor and theatre manager has been shot with a stage prop. The case seems clear-cut, but everything depends on how one reads the script.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eleanor Bron ...
Maggie Hartley
John Wells ...
Daniel Derwent
Derek Benfield ...
Paul Rogers ...
Tommy Pierce
Bernard Archard ...
Jarvis Allen
Sebastian Shaw ...
Mr. Justice Skelton
Harry Markham ...
Mr. Croft
Brian Stirner ...
Alan Copeland
Hetty Baynes ...
Christine Hope (as Henrieta Baynes)
Roger Hume ...
Police Inspector
Roger Brierley ...
Edward Burnham ...
Polly Taylor ...
John Quarmby ...
First Barrister


Rumpole travels to the north of England where he is re-united with his one time clerk, Albert who now works for a firm of solicitors. He is set to defend Maggie Hartley, actress accused of killing her husband. The prosecution case rests on the evidence of a theater employee who overheard the shots and to whom she admitted her guilt. Rumpole's defense rests primarily on her husband's brutish behavior and fondness for drink and carousing. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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Daniel Derwent: [after Rumpole has examined a broken mirror] Any help to you, is it?
Horace Rumpole: Oh, it might be. It's what we lawyers call the "locus in quo."
Daniel Derwent: Do you really? How frightfully campy! It's what we actors call a dressing room.
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