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Rumpole of the Bailey. The complete series / Thames Television, Fremantle Media, A&E Television ; producer season one, Irene Shubik, producer seasons two-seven, Jacqueline Davis ; written by John Mortimer.

McKern, Leo, 1920-2002 (Added Author). Shubik, Irene. (Added Author). Davis, Jacqueline. (Added Author). Mortimer, John, 1923-2009 (Added Author). Thames Television, ltd. (Added Author). FremantleMedia. (Added Author). Arts and Entertainment Network. (Added Author). A & E Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Camden Library DVD Rumpole (Text) 33255003138998 Adult DVD Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library DVD Rumpole (Text) 33255003139004 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1422993825
  • ISBN: 9781422993828
  • Physical Description: 14 discs (2,100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Burlington, Vt.] : A & E Home Video, 2010.
  • Distributor: [Burlington, Vt.] : Distributed by New Video

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: feature-length bonus movie "Rumpole's Return"; "Mortimer's Musings" : an interview with John Mortimer; "McKern's Memories" with actress Abigail McKern (daughter of Leo McKern); Episode introductions with John Mortimer; Spot the Barrister - highlighting John Mortimer's impromptu appearances; newspaper evidence; John Mortimer biography; John Mortimer bibliography and selected credits; about the Old Bailey; Official executioners of Newgate Prison.
Formatted Contents Note:
Season 1. DISC 1: Rumpole and the Younger Generation (3 April 1978) - Rumpole and the Alternative Society (10 April 1978) - Rumpole and the Honourable Member (17 April 1978) - Rumpole and the Married Lady (24 April 1978) DISC 2: Rumpole and the Learned Friends (1 May 1978) - Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade (15 May 1978) - Rumpole and the Man of God (29 May 1979)
Season 2. DISC 3: Rumpole and the Case of Identity (5 June 1979) - Rumpole and the Show Folk (12 June 1979) - Rumpole and the Fascist Beast (19 June 1979) DISC 4: Rumpole and the Course of True Love (26 June 1979) - Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (3 July 1979) - Bonus special: Rumpole's Return
Season 3. DISC 5: Rumpole and the Genuine Article (11 October 1983) - Rumpole and the Golden Thread (18 October 1983) - Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (25 October 1983) DISC 6: Rumpole and the Female of the Species (1 November 1983) - Rumpole and the Sporting Life (8 November 1983) - Rumpole and the Last Resort (15 November 1983)
Season 4. DISC 7: Rumpole and the Old, Old Story (19 January 1987) - Rumpole and the Blind Tasting (26 January 1987) - Rumpole and the Official Secret (2 February 1987) DISC 8: Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow (9 February 1987) - Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim (16 February 1987) - Rumpole's Last Case (23 February 1987)
Season 5. DISC 9: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (23 November 1988) - Rumpole and the Barrow Boy (30 November 1988) - Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (7 December 1988) DISC 10: Rumpole and the Tap End (14 December 1988) - Rumpole and Portia (21 December 1988) - Rumpole and the Quality of Life (28 December 1988)
Season 6. DISC 11: Rumpole a la Carte (28 October 1991) - Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent (4 November 1991) - Rumpole and the Right to Silence (11 November 1991) DISC 12: Rumpole at Sea (18 November 1991) - Rumpole and the Quacks (25 November 1991) - Rumpole for the Prosecution (2 December 1991)
Season 7. DISC 13: Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (29 October 1992) - Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (5 November 1992) - Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (12 November 1992) DISC 14: Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson (19 November 1992) - Rumpole and the Family Pride (26 November 1992) - Rumpole on Trial (3 December 1992)
Participant or Performer Note:
Leo McKern.
Summary, etc.:
Balancing suspense and satire as deftly as the scale of justice, Horace Rumpole tirelessly defends the downtrodden while undressing the upper classes. This 14-DVD pack contains all 42 episodes of seasons 1-7.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Subject: Rumpole, Horace (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Legal drama.
Defense (Criminal procedure) > Drama.
Genre: Television programs.
Legal television programs.
Detective and mystery television programs.
Fiction television programs.

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