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Rumpole of the Bailey
Horace Rumpole, who never prosecutes, lover of claret and the Oxford Book of Verse, jousts with the Mad Judge Bullingham, the funereal Graves, and his Head of Chambers Guthrie Featherstone, single-handedly upholding the might of British justice. These are BBC productions of the original stories by John Mortimer.

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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Confession Of Guilt 7/21/80 6.65 00:28:55 In this first story, Rumpole defends a jamaican teenager accused of stabbing a complete stranger. He may indeed have done it, but the detective inspector couldn't resist making one fatal mistake.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Gentle Art Of Blackmail 8/4/80 6.66 00:28:59 The gardner at St. Joseph's College, Oxford, is accused of blackmailing one of the professors..

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rotten Apple 8/11/80 6.67 00:29:03 Rumpole defends Inspector Dobbs against a charge of extorting bribes from a criminal.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Defense Of Guthrie Featherstone 8/25/80 6.7 00:29:10 The Defence Of Guthrie Featherstone - Rumpole defends his head of chambers against a quite merciless tribunal - Guthrie's wife Marigold.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Show Folk 9/1/80 6.65 00:28:56 Rumpole's old clerk Albert brings him up north to defend an actress accused of killing her husband.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Fascist Beast 9/8/80 6.66 00:29:01 Rumpole defends the candidate for the Britain First Party on a charge of incitement to riot.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Case Of Identity 9/15/80 6.63 00:28:53 Guthrie Featherstone appears to have a red in the bed.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Expert Witness 9/22/80 6.5 00:28:18 The defense of Dr. Ned Daker proves to be a bit too easy for Rumpole's satisfaction.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Course Of True Love 9/29/80 6.03 00:26:13 Love and its consequences, both good and ill, seems to be everywhere.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Perils Of The Sea 10/6/80 6.65 00:28:56 The Perils Of The Sea - Barney Bateman is lost at sea and his wife is charged with his murder. Rumpole acts as the junior counsel, but can't help back-seat driving.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Age For Retirement 10/13/80 6.82 00:29:06 The Timsons decide to put the family fence, Uncle Percy, out to retirement, while Hilda tries to retire Rumpole.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Confession Of Guilt(1 of 2) xx/xx/91 8.89 00:38:49 Rumpole must defend a Jamaican teenager accused of stabbing a stranger in a bus queue. Read by Patrick Tull.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Confession Of Guilt(2 of 2) xx/xx/91 9.01 00:39:20 Rumpole, following his instinct, demolishes the detective inspector's evidence.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Gentle Art Of Blackmail(1 of 2) xx/xx/91 9.99 00:43:36 Rumpole is briefed to defend an Oxford gardener accused of blackmailing the college president. Read by Patrick Tull.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Gentle Art Of Blackmail(2 of 2) xx/xx/91 9.7 00:42:21 Rumpole discovers the truth behind the charge.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dear Departed(1 of 2) xx/xx/91 7.96 00:34:46 Rumpole is lured into the dreaded precincts of the Chancery Division by a client who is on remarkably good terms with the dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dear Departed(2 of 2) xx/xx/91 7.94 00:34:31 The case is won with the help of a tip from the deceased.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rotten Apple(1 of 2) xx/xx/91 7.9 00:34:29 Horace is briefed to defend a policeman accused of corruption.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rotten Apple(2 of 2) xx/xx/91 7.65 00:33:24 Use a thief to catch a thief.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Expert Witness(1 of 2) xx/xx/91 9.85 00:42:59 The son of an old friend is accused of murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Expert Witness(2 of 2) xx/xx/91 2.43 00:10:46 Unfortunately, Rumpole wins again.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Spirit Of Christmas xx/xx/91 7.35 00:32:06 Rumpole is a dedicated defender of fallible mankind. But has he become blind to the presence of real evil in the world?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole At The Bar(1 of 2) xx/xx/xx 9.92 00:43:20 Rumpole,played by Leo McKern, is briefed in the theft, by Snakelegs Timson, of a shipment of fine wine.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole At The Bar(2 of 2) xx/xx/xx 9.86 00:43:03 Rumpole discovers the truth behind the disappearing wine.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Children Of The Devil(1 of 2) xx/xx/xx 10.8 00:47:29 8 year old Tracy Timson, of the infamous Timson clan, is taken into the clutches of the 'caring society' to protect her from devil worship. Read by Sir Michael Hordern.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Children Of The Devil(2 of 2) xx/xx/xx 11.2 00:48:57 Rumpole saves the day, exposing just another rivalry among thieves.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Summer Of Discontent(1 of 2) xx/xx/xx 10.7 00:47:04 It seems everyone in England is on strike, even (gasp) She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Summer Of Discontent(2 of 2) xx/xx/xx 10.7 00:46:56 Rumpole wins Basher Baker vs. The Queen , and gets back in the good graces of his wife.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Primrose Path 9/24/03 10.1 00:44:06 Rumpole has been confined to a nursing home, but that doesn't keep him down for long.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Vanishing Juror 10/8/03 9.96 00:43:31 - - A courageous juror helps nab the real killer. Oh, and Rumpole goes lap-dancing.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole Redeemed 10/15/03 9.99 00:43:36 A reformed criminal may not be so reformed after all.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Scales Of Justice 6/28/06 10 00:44:02 Rumpole defends a detective inspector accused of hiring a hit man.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole And The Teenage Werewolf 7/19/06 10.1 00:44:06 A young man is accused of harassing a girl with erotic e-mails. A full 44 minute show.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Right To Privacy 7/26/06 10 00:43:46 Rumpole makes a rare foray into the world of civil litigation.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Reign Of Terror(1 of 2) 8/15/07 10 00:46:30 Rumpole defends an accused terrorist.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Reign Of Terror(2 of 2) 8/22/07 10.1 00:44:29 Horace Rumpole pulls a rabbit out of the hat again.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Antisocial Behavior Of Horace Rumpole(1 of 2) 5/29/08 10 00:44:00 Is there nothing left that the Nanny State will not regulate?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Antisocial Behavior Of Horace Rumpole(2 of 2) 5/29/08 10 00:43:59 Rumpole defends an unfortunate man accused of murdering a Russian prostitute.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole And The Confession Of Guilt 4/13/09 6.71 00:29:18 The very first story in the Rumpole collection. Starring Maurice Denham as Rumpole.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Penge Bungalow Murders(1 of 2) 5/19/09 10 00:43:51 Now, at last, the story of Rumpole's greatest triumph can be told.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Penge Bungalow Murders(2 of 2) 5/26/09 10.1 00:44:26 Now, at last, the story of Rumpole's greatest triumph can be told.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole For The Prosecution(1 of 2) xx/x1/xx 10.5 00:46:09 Rumpole is tempted to take on a prosecution. Read by Leo McKern, who played him on BBC TV.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole For The Prosecution(2 of 2) xx/x2/xx 10 00: 46:1 Against all odds, Rumpole still manages to defend the accused.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole And The Quacks(1 of 2) xx/x3/xx 10.6 00:46:28 Rumpole defends an Indian doctor accuse of molesting a patient.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rumpole And The Quacks(2 of 2) xx/x4/xx 10.5 00:45:59 Rumpole solves the mystery, along with another one along the way.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Man Of God xx/xx/xx 6.55 00:28:28 Rumpole defends a vicar accused of shoplifting, and discovers the truth in spite of his client's sanctity.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dear Departed xx/xx/xx 6.54 00:28:24 Rumpole ventures into the dreaded precincts of the Chancery division, with the help of the deceased.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Family Pride xx/xx/xx 10 00:43:47 Rumpole is invited to defend a remote aristcratic relative against a suspicion of murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Eternal Triangle xx/xx/xx 10 00:43:43 Rumpole's brief passion for a musician fades as he discovers the truth about her.

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