After a long spell without cases, Rumpole is apparently divorcing his old friend and colleague George Frobisher. His client meanwhile threatens to drive Rumpole's wife Hilda (She who must be obeyed) into the arms of her friend Dodo.
Rumpole defends a union activist accused of manslaughter, while Hilda goes on strike as Rumpole's cook because of his late hours.
Here are two wonderful stories about the irrepressibly audacious Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole, including the immortal moment in Rumpole's Last Case when, pinning his hopes on a four-horse accumulator, Rumpole decides to retire from the hallowed halls of justice, but not before first speaking his mind to the "Mad Bull" - Judge Roger Bullingham.
Horace Rumpole is back! This time to relate his witty tales as an Old Bailey prosecutor with a penchant for gin and justice. Listen to Rumpole's biting cynicism and dry humor... then become a lifelong fan!
Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and Edward Hardwicke star in this unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Richard II.
Rumpole is back! Rumpled, rummy and rumbling, Horace Rumpole has returned with more of Mortimer's dependable blend of wit, wisdom and Wordsworth. The eccentric barrister of the Old Bailey reveals more of the immortal moments of his life, both in court and surviving "she who must be obeyed."
Rumpole defends career criminal Hugh Timson for receiving a garageful full of stolen wine.
Rumpole defends a hippie-type school teacher on a narcotics charge and finds himself attracted to her - and her lifestyle.
Where is Rumpole, that eccentric barrister famous for his knowledge of bloodstains, blood groups, and forgery by typewriter? He is supposed by one and all to be enjoying his well-earned retirement in the Florida sunshine with his son, Nick; daughter-in-law, Erica; and, of course, She Who Must Be Obeyed. But Rumpole is made of sterner stuff, and the nearest whiff of a tricky blood case and he abandons the pleasure of Florida orange juice and descends on the dear old Chambers to take command once again.
Rumpole is defending a young member of the Timson clan, an extended family of light-fingered but otherwise moral South London villains. To his distress, his own son appears to be acquiring some of the Timson traits.
Rumpole defends a Pakistani doctor accused of molesting a female patient, and Phyllida suspects Erskine-Brown of philandering.
Horace Rumpole is back! Leo McKern reads from John Mortimer's second volume about the life and trials of the eccentric barrister famous for his infinite knowledge of blood stains, blood groups and forgery by typewriter. Witty and cynical as ever, Rumpole will once again delight listeners with his irreverent behavior and legal triumphs in Rumpole and the Age for Retirement.
Rumpole defends the smarmy owner of a string of massage parlors on the charge of running "disorderly houses" (i.e. bordellos).
"Excellent Rumpole, very enjoyable and entertaining"
After a fight with his wife, Rumpole stays with Erskine-Browns and finds that Portia is prosecuting one of his clients.
Known as the Bailey hack for his chain smoking, the irrepressible Rumpole is engaged to defend a priest who is accused of theft. Meeting up with old friend George for after-work drinks, Rumpole can't help but notice that George's female companion looks suspiciously familiar.
"The inimitable Leo McKern does Rumpole"