Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
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Featherstone's controversial remarks and ruling in a domestic violence case causes fallout from women's rights groups and concern from the Lord Chancellor.

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Marion Mathie ...
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Sir Guthrie Featherstone Q.C.
Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
Lady Marigold Featherstone
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Samuel Ballard Q.C. (credit only)
Julian Curry ...
Claude Erskine-Brown (credit only)
Richard Murdoch ...
Uncle Tom (credit only)
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Henry (credit only)
Maureen Darbyshire ...
Dianne (credit only)
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Hearthstoke
Abigail McKern ...
Liz
Denis Lill ...
Mr. Bernard
Preston Lockwood ...
Lord Chancellor
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Keith
Peter Carlisle ...
Wilfred Shadwell
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One of the Timson clan is accused by his wife of trying to drown her in their communal bath. Rumpole appeals to Featherstone's weaknesses and is able to plea bargain the domestic violence to a lesser charge. The resultant fallout from women's rights groups labels him a male chauvinist and the Lord Chancellor makes it clear that his judicial robes are in jeopardy. When Timson is brought before Featherstone again shortly thereafter on a charge of robbing a liquor store and assaulting its female manager, the judge feels undue pressure to better his standing with feminists. Rumpole is also distracted when he learns that Hilda is taking law courses with the object of joining his chambers. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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14 December 1988 (UK)  »

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Samuel 'Soapy Sam' Ballard Q.C.: I told him Guthrie was a perfectly charming chap, of course.
Claude Erskine-Brown: Oh, perfectly charming, no doubt about that!
Samuel 'Soapy Sam' Ballard Q.C.: But as a judge, perhaps he lacks judgement.
Claude Erskine-Brown: Yes, which is a pretty important quality in a judge.
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