"Rumpole" - Leo Mckern
Download episode S3E2 Rumpole and the golden thread 750MB SD XviD
Rumpole of the Bailey is a hugely popular offering for real British fans.
As a Barrister at the Old Bailey Courthouse in London, Leo McKern's
character (Horace Rumpole) is quite a interesting character I gather.
I most like Ms. Patricia Hodge in this series who seems wasted
being married in the plot to the relatively unromantic (no doubt)
character of "Claude Erskine Brown"
There are many interesting Legal and moral/cultural issues examined
including the appropriate conduct in the courtroom of Lawyers, Judges and
those being tried for Crimes they may or may not be guilty of. And then
there's the witnesses and Jury too certainly - not to mention Police Officers
testifying in cases in respect of their competence in bringing charges.
A particularly frank look at Multicultural experiment of (for example) bringing
an Asian person into the system from abroad to train is looked at "The Inn" in
"Rumpole and the fascist beast" episode. Then there's Rumpole and the Golden
thread which sees Rumpole called off to Africa to take part in the Justice system
there - as set up by the British in this particular former colony to where he is
called. How much of the effort in such colonization schemes can be seen to payoff
in this case? You might be surprised at the differences that endure certainly too
Then there's the strange case of "Rumpole and the children of the devil" in
which we see the cruelty inflicted of a child by a state on an obvious
witch-hunt, as they deny her even her toy "Barbie doll" as shes carted away
to an inquisition! This - to the loveliest Germanic Irish spirited young girl
you could imagine being inflicted with this!
There's a look at sexual harassment in the workplace, Prison reform,
Sentencing reform, and many such related issues along the way as
there are fully 44 episodes presented to you here in total!
There's certainly enough murders to solve too along the way!
Rumpole himself is often seemingly contradicting himself in where it
is that his sense of honour truly lies. The fact he might just look the other way
rather than be told his client is guilty (and therefore no longer a paying client
perhaps!) is troubling in what is my own view of how the profession needs to be
reformed. Any other idea of integrity becomes suspect of simply "going through
the motions" without having due regard to the safety of the public or the real
needs of Justice as it were. Oh well , no one's perfect I suppose!
The British have supreme taste in music most of all I have most often
said of many Programs with British theme music on the whole.
Thanks for sharing
Michael Rizzo Chessman