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 ...
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Joanna Van Gyseghem ...
Julian Curry ...
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Rowena Cooper ...
Marguerite Ballard
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Henry
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Abigail McKern ...
Christopher Milburn ...
Dave Inchcape
Denis Lill ...
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In great pain from an abscessed tooth, a dyspeptic Rumpole is particularly acerbic and sarcastic to Judge Oliphant, a judge who Rumpole 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 December 1992 (UK)  »

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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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[Ballard is defending Rumpole at the disciplinary tribunal]
Samuel Ballard Q.C.: You are known in some quarters as "The Quality of Mercy". Now if there were to be a most humble, contrite apology...
Mr. Justice Oliphant: Rumpole would rather be disbarred than apologise to me.
Samuel Ballard Q.C.: But if he would...
Mr. Justice Oliphant: [gleefully] If he would, it would give him more genuine grief and pain than anything else in the world. I'd enjoy seeing that, I really would.
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