Rumpole of the Bailey: Season 7, Episode 6

Rumpole on Trial (3 Dec. 1992)

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When Rumpole is charged by Judge Oliphant with contempt of court and faces disbarment, Hilda persuades Sam Ballard to defend him.

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Marion Mathie ...
Robin Bailey ...
James Grout ...
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Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
Julian Curry ...
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Peter Blythe ...
Rowena Cooper ...
Marguerite Ballard
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Henry
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Abigail McKern ...
Christopher Milburn ...
Dave Inchcape
Denis Lill ...
Mr. Bernard
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In great pain from an abscessed tooth, a dyspeptic Rumpole is particularly acerbic and sarcastic to Judge Oliphant, a jurist who Rumploe considers particularly deserving of his disdain. When Erskine-Brown informs the justice that Rumpole was heard coaching his witness during the lunch break in total defiance of instruction, Oliphant has had enough and brings misconduct charges against the barrister. Although Hilda is able to persuade Sam Ballard to defend him, it is Rumpole's old nemesis, Justice Graves, who will preside at the disbarment hearing. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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[last lines]
Mr. Justice Graves: [referring to Rumpole] Will he never learn?
Samuel Ballard Q.C.: [With grudging affection] I'm afraid, never!
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John Mortimer, the creator of the Rumpole Series, has a cameo role. He is sitting next to the Bishop at the Tribunal Luncheon and passes the port. See more »

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