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Rumpole of the Bailey Season 5 Episodes

6 Episodes 1988 - 1988

Episode 1

Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation

60 mins

Rumpole defends a newspaper editor charged with libeling a romantic novelist; while incriminating pictures of Erskine-Brown appear on the front page of the same tabloid. Sleaman: Robert Swann. Rumpole: Leo McKern.

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Episode 2

Rumpole and the Barrow Boy

60 mins

Rumpole defends Nigel Timson, a stockbroker who's been accused of fraud; Hilda urges Rumpole to apply for a promoton. Rosie: Elizabeth Hurley. Henry: Jonathan Coy. Graves: Robin Bailey. Ballard: Peter Blythe. Rumpole: Leo McKern.

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Episode 3

Rumpole and the Age of Miracles

60 mins

Rumpole feels he hasn't got a prayer when he defends his nephew (Martin Jarvis), a priest accused of adultery, before the very religious Samuel Ballard (Peter Blythe). Erskine-Brown: Julian Curry. Hilda: Marion Mathie. Henry: Jonathan Coy. Rumpole: Leo McKern.

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Episode 4

Rumpole and the Tap End

60 mins

Guthrie gets in hot water with several women's groups for his ruling in the case of a man accused of trying to drown his wife in the bathtub; Hilda decides to study law. Guthrie: Peter Bowles. Hilda: Marion Mathie. Rumpole: Leo McKern.

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Episode 5

Rumpole and Portia

60 mins

Newly appointed judge Phyllida (Patricia Hodge) hears the case of a father accused of dealing in illegal weapons. Boxey: Leslie Phillips. Liz: Abigail McKern. Ballard: Peter Blythe. Claude: Julian Curry. Hilda: Marion Mathie. Rumpole: Leo McKern.

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Episode 6

Rumpole and the Quality of Life

60 mins

Rumpole ponders the quality of life when he's put on a diet while defending a woman (Helen Fitzgerald) accused of poisoning her terminally ill husband. Dave Inchcape: Michael Grandage. Liz: Abigail McKern. Hilda: Marion Mathie.

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