Rumpole reluctantly agrees to defend Fiona's sister, who's accused of murdering her husband with a shotgun.

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Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Roland Culver ...
Mr. Justice Twyburne
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Jennifer Postern
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Fiona Allways
Richard Murdoch ...
Julian Curry ...
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Henry
Tim Wylton ...
Dr. Overton
Frank Mills ...
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Jeremy Jowling
Peggy Marshall ...
Mrs. Marian Hempe
Andrew Burt ...
Jonathan Postern
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Maurice Fishbourne
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Mervyn Harmsway
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While on holiday in the country, Rumpole reluctantly agrees to defend Fiona's sister on a charge of murdering her boorish husband. Although she claims the gun was discharged accidentally, the evidence seems against her until Rumpole tears apart the testimony of the inexperienced coroner and tweaks the conscience of the presiding judge, an aging jurist who harbors guilt about an innocent man he sent to the gallows many years before. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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8 November 1983 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In order to get the bloodhound to lick Leo McKern's face during the car trip, butter was smeared behind the actor's ear. See more »

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[Rumpole has just finished questioning Dr Overton, an inexperienced and over-confident pathologist. He holds up a book]
Horace Rumpole: [patronisingly] If you intend to continue in your present line of work, may I recommend Professor Ackerman's "Gunshot Wounds in Forensic Medicine"? It's a handy little volume - and quite an easy read for the beginner.
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