• Rumpole a la Carte

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Leo McKern
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Rumpole unenthusiastically accompanies Hilda and her cousin to a very fashionable restaurant. Rumpole hates the ostentatious ambiance and pretentious food with its scant portions. He requests steak and kidney pudding. Jean Pierre O'Higgins, the owner, is insulted that Rumpole would expect him to prepare such low-class dishes. Suddenly, pandemonium strikes when a live mouse jumps out from the serving dish at another table. Unfortunately, the diners are Erskine-Brown with an attractive colleague that he's romancing. When an obstinate O'Higgins comes to Rumpole to plead his help in saving his license and reputation, Rumpole agrees to defend him, but he must also somehow do this without embarrassing Erskine-Brown. 

©1990 John Mortimer (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC

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RUMPOLE NEVER FAILS TO ENTERTAIN

Leo McKern was a treasure in many performances but his role as rumpole of the Bailey was certainly one of his best. that the mistake of war voice paired with John mortimer's stories will always be a treasure for many many years to come