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Rumpole of The Bailey Set 2 - Seasons 3 & 4

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Cigar puffing, whiskey sipping, insult-generating defense barrister Horace Rumpole (played by Leo McKern) proves why he's one of the most unexpected successful attorneys in Great Britain in this collection of episodes from the popular British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. Rumpole of the Bailey: Set Two - Seasons 3 and 4 collects all 12 episodes from the show's third and fourth years on the air, including "Rumpole and the Genuine Article, "Rumpole and the Golden Thread, "Rumpole and the Old Boy Net, ...
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Overview

Cigar puffing, whiskey sipping, insult-generating defense barrister Horace Rumpole (played by Leo McKern) proves why he's one of the most unexpected successful attorneys in Great Britain in this collection of episodes from the popular British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. Rumpole of the Bailey: Set Two - Seasons 3 and 4 collects all 12 episodes from the show's third and fourth years on the air, including "Rumpole and the Genuine Article, "Rumpole and the Golden Thread, "Rumpole and the Old Boy Net, "Rumpole and the Female of the Species, "Rumpole and the Sporting Life, "Rumpole and the Last Resort, "Rumpole and the Old, Old Story, "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting, "Rumpole and the Official Secret, "Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow, "Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim, and "Rumpole's Last Case."
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Special Features

Episode introductions with John Mortimer; Mortimer's Musings - An interview with John Mortimer; John Mortimer biography; John Mortimer bibliography and selected credits; About the Old Bailey; Official executioners of Newgate prison; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
The TV courtroom classic Rumpole of the Bailey debuted on Thames Television in 1978 before crossing the Pond and showing up on Mystery!, where its considerable charms made it a PBS favorite. Leo McKern portrays Horace Rumpole, the gruff yet lovable British defense barrister from the John Mortimer novels, who is constantly butting heads with and ruffling the feathers of the criminal court’s stuffy officials. Using a wry sense of humor, Rumpole often makes fun of his colleagues, such Old Bailey denizens as the pompous barrister Claude Erskine-Brown Julian Curry and the blustering Justice Bullingham Bill Fraser. Rumpole is fond of taking on clients accused of heinous crimes, from attempted rape to murder. But he also has a habit of championing those he thinks aren't getting a fair shake: a porn publisher, a father suspected of devil worship, and a man accused of inciting a riot using racist speech. Though a brilliant lawyer, Rumpole chooses to remain true to his morals rather than taking the easy road to the top, like many of his fellow barristers. Unfortunately, this doesn't always suit his socially prominent wife, Hilda, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, whom Rumpole refers to as "She Who Must Be Obeyed." Quick-witted dialogue is a series trademark, as are the social issues that Rumpole comments on. This Set 2 collection contains all 12 episodes from Series 3 and 4: "Rumpole and the Genuine Article"; "Rumpole and the Golden Thread"; "Rumpole and the Old Boy Net"; "Rumpole and the Female of the Species"; "Rumpole and the Sporting Life"; "Rumpole and the Last Resort"; "Rumpole and the Old, Old Story"; "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting"; "Rumpole and the Official Secret"; "Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow"; "Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim"; and "Rumpole's Last Case."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/2004
  • UPC: 733961716641
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 10:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,494

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo McKern Horace Rumpole
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Rumpole of the Baily, Disc 1
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Proper Manners [7:33]
3. My Lordship [10:57]
4. Out of Pocket [12:01]
5. Late for Dinner [6:44]
6. Odd Fellow [3:42]
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. Law on the Road [8:01]
3. Primitive Remarks [7:45]
4. Tribal Tradition [8:36]
5. Involuntary Martyr [:48]
6. Reasonable Doubt [6:44]
1. Introduction [1:09]
2. Women of Position [7:39]
3. Respectable Figures [7:31]
4. Quoted Scriptures [8:51]
5. Order in the Court [9:41]
6. Matters of Opinion [7:29]
Side #2 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 2
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Calming the Storm [7:33]
3. A Friendly Warning [10:57]
4. Improper Proposal [12:01]
5. Puzzled Pieces [6:44]
6. Modest Pride [3:42]
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. Fine Lodgings [8:01]
3. Sheltered Life [7:45]
4. A Distressing Case [8:36]
5. Arguable Vanity [:48]
6. Expected Company [6:44]
1. Introduction [1:09]
2. The Name of the Game [7:39]
3. Collecting Debts [7:31]
4. Delayed System [8:51]
5. Informed Men [9:41]
6. In His Absence [7:29]
Side #3 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 3
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Heavy Traffic [7:33]
3. Historic Law [10:57]
4. Prosecuting Council [12:01]
5. Rubbing Elbows [6:44]
6. Relevant Actions [3:42]
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. Career Advice [8:01]
3. Distinguished Tastes [7:45]
4. Snowballs in Hell [8:36]
5. The Rising Tide [:48]
6. Occupational Hazard [6:44]
1. Introduction [1:09]
2. Invitation Only [7:39]
3. Peculiar Interest [7:31]
4. Pleasurable Company [8:51]
5. Peaceful Place [9:41]
6. Culture in Society [7:29]
Side #4 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 4
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Immortal Earnings [7:33]
3. Tactful Defense [10:57]
4. Hearing the Charges [12:01]
5. Genuine Health [6:44]
6. Paid in Full [3:42]
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. For the Regiment [8:01]
3. Lack of Evidence [7:45]
4. Vital Answer [8:36]
5. The Time of Death [:48]
6. Outright Obedience [6:44]
1. Introduction [1:09]
2. Insider Info [7:39]
3. Fleeting Visit [7:31]
4. Distant Dreams [8:51]
5. At the Races [9:41]
6. Last Good Deed [7:29]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Rumpole of the Baily, Disc 1
   Play All
   Rumpole and the Genuine Article
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Golden Thread
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Old Boy Net
      Play Program
Side #2 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 2
   Play All
   Rumpole and the Female of the Species
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Sporting Life
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Last Resort
      Play Program
Side #3 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 3
   Play All
   Rumpole and the Old, Old Story
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Blind Tasting
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Official Secret
      Play Program
Side #4 -- Rumpole of the Bailey, Disc 4
   Play All
   Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow
      Play Program
   Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim
      Play Program
   Rumpole's Last Case
      Play Program
   Bonus Features
      Interview With John Mortimer
      John Mortimer Biography
      Selected Bibliography and Credits
      About the Old Bailey
      Official Executioners of Newgate Prison
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have!

    If you are a fan of great British entertainment you need to have Rumpole of the Bailey in your collection. It's a must have!

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