All rise! The critically acclaimed legal drama Rumpole of the Bailey holds court on DVD in a newly-repackaged Megaset, recently released by A&E. To celebrate the new release, FilmFetish is giving away two complete 14-disc DVD sets of the critically acclaimed legal drama.
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More about Rumpole of the Bailey
An immensely popular series broadcast on PBS from 1978 to 1992, Rumpole of the Bailey set a new bar for all courtroom dramas to come. Flawlessly adapted by John Mortimer from his best-selling Edgar Award-winning novels and starring the esteemed Leo McKern (A Man for All Seasons), this 14-disc DVD Megaset includes all 42 episodes from the seven seasons of Rumpole of the Bailey. Balancing suspense and satire as deftly as the scale of justice, Horace Rumpole tirelessly defends the downtrodden while undressing the upper classes. A timeless mixture of comedy and drama, Rumpole of the Bailey was one of television’s most celebrated courtroom dramas. Says the Sunday Times: “Rumpole is worthy to join the great gallery of English oddballs ranging from Pickwick to Sherlock Holmes to Jeeves and Bertie Wooster”.
Extras: 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.
Run Time: 35 hours, plus extras
Format: DVD/14 Discs
DVD Set Release Date: October 12, 2010