Rumpole And The Primrose Path

The many passionate devotees of the cases of Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, can rejoice: despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary, put forward at the beginning of this first in a new series of stories, Rumpole proves to his colleagues, clients, and his wife Hilda that he has certainly not yet set forth on the primrose path to the eternal bonfire.

He's very much alive and well, and as adept as always at getting to the heart of a crime.

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0101Rumpole And The Primrose Path2003092420060621
20061127 (BBC7)
20061128 (BBC7)
20070827 (BBC7)
20070828 (BBC7)
20080630 (BBC7)
20080701 (BBC7)
20090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20101123 (BBC7)
20101124 (BBC7)
20110912 (BBC7)
20110913 (BBC7)
20120616 (BBC7)
20120617 (BBC7)
20141115 (BBC7)
20141116 (BBC7)

The many passionate devotees of the cases of Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, can rejoice: despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary, put forward at the beginning of this first in a new series of stories, Rumpole proves to his colleagues, clients, and his wife Hilda that he has certainly not yet set forth on the primrose path to the eternal bonfire.

He's very much alive and well, and as adept as always at getting to the heart of a crime.

Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some criminal practices.

John Mortimer's dramatisation with Timothy West.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack, which has left him in dire need of claret, cheroots and good company!.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home, where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home, where he has been sent after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at a nursing home where he is recuperating after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at a nursing home, where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack.

Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some criminal practices. John Mortimer's dramatisation with Timothy West.

0101Rumpole And The Primrose Path2003092420060621
20061127 (BBC7)
20061128 (BBC7)
20070827 (BBC7)
20070828 (BBC7)
20080630 (BBC7)
20080701 (BBC7)
20090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20101123 (BBC7)
20101124 (BBC7)
20110912 (BBC7)
20110913 (BBC7)
20120616 (BBC7)
20120617 (BBC7)

The many passionate devotees of the cases of Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, can rejoice: despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary, put forward at the beginning of this first in a new series of stories, Rumpole proves to his colleagues, clients, and his wife Hilda that he has certainly not yet set forth on the primrose path to the eternal bonfire.

He's very much alive and well, and as adept as always at getting to the heart of a crime.

Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some criminal practices.

John Mortimer's dramatisation with Timothy West.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack, which has left him in dire need of claret, cheroots and good company!.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home, where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home, where he has been sent after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at a nursing home where he is recuperating after a heart attack.

Rumpole exposes criminal practices at a nursing home, where he has been sent to recuperate after a heart attack.

Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some criminal practices. John Mortimer's dramatisation with Timothy West.

0102Rumpole And The Scales Of Justice2003100120060628
20061128 (BBC7)
20061129 (BBC7)
20070828 (BBC7)
20070829 (BBC7)
20080701 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20101124 (BBC7)
20101125 (BBC7)
20110913 (BBC7)
20110914 (BBC7)
20120623 (BBC7)
20120624 (BBC7)
20141122 (BBC7)
20141123 (BBC7)

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman.

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman. Stars Timothy West

Stars Timothy West.

Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court.

Rumpole and the Scales of Justice: Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court.

When Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for the tragedy of Shakespeare's Othello, and his old acquaintances among the south London criminal fraternity prove very useful, and help him balance the scales of justice in favour of the of the maligned defence barrister.

0102Rumpole And The Scales Of Justice2003100120060628
20080701 (BBC7)
20110913 (BBC7)
20110914 (BBC7)
20120623 (BBC7)
20120624 (BBC7)
20061128 (BBC7)
20061129 (BBC7)
20070828 (BBC7)
20070829 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20101124 (BBC7)
20101125 (BBC7)

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman.

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman. Stars Timothy West

Stars Timothy West.

The barrister's love for Othello and his shady contacts help him defend a policeman.

Stars Timothy West.

Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court.

Rumpole and the Scales of Justice: Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court.

When Rumpole is called upon to defend a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for the tragedy of Shakespeare's Othello, and his old acquaintances among the south London criminal fraternity prove very useful, and help him balance the scales of justice in favour of the of the maligned defence barrister.

0103Rumpole And The Vanishing Juror2003100820060705
20061129 (BBC7)
20061130 (BBC7)
20070829 (BBC7)
20070830 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20101125 (BBC7)
20101126 (BBC7)
20110914 (BBC7)
20110915 (BBC7)
20120630 (BBC7)
20120701 (BBC7)
20141129 (BBC7)
20141130 (BBC7)

At a murder trial, the barrister encounters a jury member with a mystifying agenda.

At a murder trial, the barrister encounters a jury member with a mystifying agenda. John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

Rumpole encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and dramatic agenda.

Rumpole encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

Rumpole's admiration for the integrity of the Old Bailey jury is legendary, but in this story he encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

The barrister encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a personal agenda.

Rumpole encounters a murder-trial juror who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

0103Rumpole And The Vanishing Juror2003100820060705
20061129 (BBC7)
20061130 (BBC7)
20070829 (BBC7)
20070830 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20101125 (BBC7)
20101126 (BBC7)
20110914 (BBC7)
20110915 (BBC7)
20120630 (BBC7)
20120701 (BBC7)

At a murder trial, the barrister encounters a jury member with a mystifying agenda.

At a murder trial, the barrister encounters a jury member with a mystifying agenda. John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

Rumpole encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and dramatic agenda.

Rumpole encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

Rumpole's admiration for the integrity of the Old Bailey jury is legendary, but in this story he encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

The barrister encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a personal agenda.

Rumpole encounters a murder-trial juror who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.

0104 LASTRumpole Redeemed2003101520060712
20061130 (BBC7)
20061201 (BBC7)
20070830 (BBC7)
20070831 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20080704 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20101126 (BBC7)
20101127 (BBC7)
20110915 (BBC7)
20110916 (BBC7)
20120707 (BBC7)
20120708 (BBC7)
20141206 (BBC7)
20141207 (BBC7)

The barrister faces a conundrum over whether offenders can ever go straight.

John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

At his local prison, the barrister is enlightened about the behaviour of inmates.

Rumpole solves the conundrum of two ex-cons, one of whom is redeemed, the other not.

Rumpole solves the conundrum of an ex-con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't.

John Mortimer's legal eagle solves the conundrum of an ex con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't, and also seeks redemption for his own sins of omission at the Lysander health club! In passing, he also bestows redemption on several of his associates who, in various preposterous ways, are in dire need of it!.

The grumpy barrister solves the conundrum of an ex con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't.

The barrister faces a conundrum over whether offenders can ever go straight. John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

0104 LASTRumpole Redeemed2003101520060712
20110915 (BBC7)
20110916 (BBC7)
20061130 (BBC7)
20061201 (BBC7)
20070830 (BBC7)
20070831 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20080704 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20101126 (BBC7)
20101127 (BBC7)

The barrister faces a conundrum over whether offenders can ever go straight.

John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

At his local prison, the barrister is enlightened about the behaviour of inmates.

John Mortimer's drama stars Timothy West.

Rumpole solves the conundrum of two ex-cons, one of whom is redeemed, the other not.

Rumpole solves the conundrum of an ex-con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't.

John Mortimer's legal eagle solves the conundrum of an ex con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't, and also seeks redemption for his own sins of omission at the Lysander health club! In passing, he also bestows redemption on several of his associates who, in various preposterous ways, are in dire need of it!.

The grumpy barrister solves the conundrum of an ex con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn't.

0201Rumpole And The Teenage Werewolf2006071920090212

Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties, where he meets up with Ben - a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl.

By John Mortimer.

Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

  • adrian hodinott....Sean Baker
  • ben swithin....matt smith
  • chris swithin....Philip Jackson
  • felicity halliday....ellie beaven

    directed by Marilyn Imrie.

    rumpole leaves london to defend a case in the home counties

  • hermione swithin....Felicity Montague
  • hilda rumpole....Prunella Scales
  • judge denis wintergreen....Karl Johnson
  • mr beazley....Nicholas Le Prevost

  • 0201Rumpole And The Teenage Werewolf2006071920090212

    Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties, where he meets up with Ben - a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl.

    By John Mortimer.

    Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

  • adrian hodinott....Sean Baker
  • ben swithin....matt smith
  • chris swithin....Philip Jackson
  • felicity halliday....ellie beaven

    directed by Marilyn Imrie.

    rumpole leaves london to defend a case in the home counties

  • hermione swithin....Felicity Montague
  • hilda rumpole....Prunella Scales
  • judge denis wintergreen....Karl Johnson
  • mr beazley....Nicholas Le Prevost

  • 0202Rumpole And The Right To Privacy2006072620090213

    Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case - the editor of a local newspaper is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy.

    By John Mortimer.

    Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy.

    Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

  • claude erskine-brown....Nigel Anthony
  • gervase johnson....Stephen Critchlow
  • hilda rumpole....Prunella Scales
  • hugo winterton....Anton Rodgers
  • liz probert....elaine claxton
  • mr rankin....david shaw-parker
  • mrs justice erskine-brown....Joanna David

    directed by Marilyn Imrie.

    rumpole defends a local newspaper editor

  • sir mike smedley....kim durham

  • 0202Rumpole And The Right To Privacy2006072620090213

    Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case - the editor of a local newspaper is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy.

    By John Mortimer.

    Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy.

    Horace Rumpole....Timothy West

  • claude erskine-brown....Nigel Anthony
  • gervase johnson....Stephen Critchlow
  • hilda rumpole....Prunella Scales
  • hugo winterton....Anton Rodgers
  • liz probert....elaine claxton
  • mr rankin....david shaw-parker
  • mrs justice erskine-brown....Joanna David

    directed by Marilyn Imrie.

    rumpole defends a local newspaper editor

  • sir mike smedley....kim durham