TV Shows »Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the BaileyThis may be a tough sell for anyone under fifty that has grown accustomed to sensational trial dramas like Law and Order: Criminal Intent, but if you like early eighties British television like Keeping Up Appearances, this is a smart and cozy comedy about the a gruff, sarcastic barrister named Horace Rumpole (played with gusto by Leo McKern) and his adventures in court.

Very good for lazy afternoon viewing. This classic show lasted over a decade and a half and was actually quite influential on television as one of the first legal dramas ever. The show is based on a series of books by old man John Mortimer, who introduces the episodes on the DVD.

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Posted on February 19, 2007

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