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Drama
Episodes
42 x 1 Hour
Starring
Leo McKern
Peter Bowles
Written By
John Mortimer
Directed By
Herbert Wise
Gordon Evans
Produced By
Irene Shubik
Jacqueline Davis
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Rumpole Of The Bailey



In John Mortimer’s satirical look at criminal law and the workings of the Old Bailey, Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern) is a down-at-the-heels barrister who spouts Wordsworth to himself and is famed among colleagues for his battered hat and general slovenliness. His wife, known as "She Who Must Be Obeyed", sometimes thinks Rumpole has been so busy playing parts in courts that he’s lost track of his own identity. Nevertheless, Rumpole is eccentric, kind-hearted, and an old rascal.

He is regarded as a legend in the corridors and courts of the Old Bailey but as somewhat of a liability by his colleagues in the chambers. Rumpole only represents the defense and delights in taking on apparently lost causes. He’s often on the defensive at home as well, his hen-pecked existence with Mrs. Rumpole often prompting him to take refuge in poetry.

RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY is created by John Mortimer whose experience as a barrister lends a dimension of authenticity and first-hand observation to a drama justly acknowledged as a television classic.

Drama Specials

Naked Civil Servant
John Hurt stars in this biographical film of Quentin Crisp a flamboyant and witty exhibitionist whose conversation is as glittering as the lipstick and mascara he used to effect.
The Sailor's Return
Flawlessly evoking Victorian rural life, the film tells the story of a love doomed by insularity and racial prejudice.

Drama Series

Murder Investiation Team
Each episode began with the discovery of a body and followed the investigation as it unfolded. The team used all the resources at their disposal from the latest forensic techniques, victimology, criminal psychology as well as their own sharp wits, to deliver on their duty to the public and to catch the killers.
The Helen West Caseboo
She’s a workaholic lawyer with a conscience. As a crown prosecutor, she deals with domestic abuse, sexual molestation, and murder. Driven by a strong sense of justice and compassion, she pursues cases even when her boss insists she drop them and goes out of her way to offer victims a helping hand.

Childrens

Animated Classics
29 animated specials of classic literature is something that the entire family can enjoy. Titles include: A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of The Opera.
Wind in the Willows
From the despicable plans of the evil Weasels to Toad’s gentlemanly obsession with the art of the motor car, no stone has been left unturned in creating this charming adaptation of an old favourite.

Factual Specials

Our Lives: Our Dad is a Woman
What would you do if your dad dropped the bombshell that he wanted to be a woman? Bold, emotional, and compelling, this program gains intimate access to the lives of 3 families, in which a father, partner, or son has battled fear and prejudice to reveal their real selves.
Paul McCartney & Wings:
Band On The Run

From the sudden departure of two band members, to Paul and his wife Linda being robbed at knifepoint, This program also looks at the shooting of the iconic album cover and speaks to some of the stars immortalized in the spotlight.

Other

Duran Duran: One Night Only
captures this multi award-winning band as they perform before a live audience offering a rare insight into the band. With exclusive, never-before-seen archive footage, and interviews, the programme provides viewers with a unique perspective on the band.
Phil Collins: One Night Only
A true music legend Phil Collins has sold over 100 million albums over four decades as a solo artist. In One Night Only, he goes back to his roots, taking a nostalgic trip to the area he grew up in and the old haunts where he played his first gigs.