Rumpole of the Bailey/Funny

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Guthrie Featherstone in a disco in a tiger-print shirt.
  • Claude Erskine-Brown singing with joy after finding out that he'd gotten Phyllida pregnant (leading up to a Heartwarming Moment when he doesn't prove to be half as conservative about her continuing to work as she'd thought).
  • "Soapy Sam" Ballard drunk on three (according to his words—no, four (according to his fingers)--no, five (according to Erskine-Brown)) glasses of sherry.
  • Guthrie Featherstone could fill a whole page. Highlights include frantically trying to lose a golf match against an influential judge in an early series, inadvertently invoking the wrath of feminist groups in "Rumpole and the Tap End" (and his later, equally disastrous attempts to extricate himself), and being tricked by Rumpole into inadvertently threatening a judge's strike in "Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent."