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TV's Best Loved Barrister


Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into a series of short stories, novels, and radio programmes.

  1. John Mortimer


Series Cast

  1. Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole

    Leo McKern

    Horace Rumpole

    43 Episodes

  2. Derek Benfield as

    Derek Benfield

    43 Episodes

  3. Moray Watson as

    Moray Watson

    43 Episodes

  4. Peter Bowles as

    Peter Bowles

    43 Episodes

  5. Bill Fraser as

    Bill Fraser

    43 Episodes

  6. Rosalyn Landor as

    Rosalyn Landor

    43 Episodes

  7. Patricia Hodge as

    Patricia Hodge

    43 Episodes

  8. Julian Curry

    43 Episodes

  9. Robin Bailey as

    Robin Bailey

    43 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 7

1992 • 6 Episodes

Season 7 of Rumpole of the Bailey premiered on October 29, 1992.

Rumpole on Trial

(7x6, December 3, 1992) Season Finale

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Rumpole of the Bailey
Rumpole of the Bailey


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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