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Play for Today: Rumpole of the Bailey


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by John Mortimer
[Starring] Leo McKern with Joyce Heron, David Yelland and Noel Willman
'I could win most of my cases if it weren't for the clients... They will waltz into the witness box and blurt things out.' Horace Rumpole, Old Bailey hack, appears for the defence in an assault case.


Writer: John Mortimer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John Gorrie
Ossie Gladstone: Herbert Norville
Horace Rumpole: Leo McKern
Mrs Rumpole: Joyce Heron
Prison Officer: Peter Spraggon
Man in cell: Tommy Wright
George: John Byron
Jo: George Sweeney
Mr Sinter: Artro Morris
Grace: Sarah Thomas
Det-Insp Arthur: Edwin Brown
Magnus Piecan: Vernon Dobtcheff
Rev Eldred Pickersgill: Paul Greenhalgh
Mr Justice Bates: Noel Willman
Court Usher: Eric Hillyard
Nick Rumpole: David Yelland
Young Barrister: Richard Wardale

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Play for Today: Rumpole of the Bailey

BBC One London, 16 December 1975 21.25

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Memories of Play for Today 15 October 2017
The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

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