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This review is from: Rumpole Of The Bailey - Rumpole And The Confession Of Guilt (Pilot Episode)  [DVD] (DVD)
This is the excellent Play for Today Rumpole but beware: it's available also on the Special Episodes release from the same people (which contains Rumpole's Return also), so don't order this if you've got the other (like I did, and had to return it!).
Hard to think why they'd release this solo when they've released it already in a twin-pack...
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Initial post: 11 Aug 2008, 23:26:41 BST
Bookish Lass says:
I'm really sorry I didn't read this review before I bought this DVD but thanks pointing out this useful information. I'm miffed because I think the DVD is overpriced (given what you pay for an entire Rumpole series on two DVDs) and, having looked more closely at the wording on the blurb, now that I have the DVD, it reads "Leo McKern stars as....Rumpole...in this magnficent and hugely popular series". Why say "this series" when neither series is contained in the package? Was the "first ever episode" even an episode in the first series? Yes, I should have picked up the 62 minute length, so I've learnt a lesson from this.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2016, 15:51:22 BST
Matthew Hewittt says:
This was a one-off play made for BBC television in 1974 and which first introduced the character, the series proper (made for ITV) didn't arrive until 1978. Confusingly, it actually fits chronologically between episodes three and four of the first season which spans between 1967 and 1977. The reason this was released as a standalone, is that the original 'complete' box set omitted it, probably for cost reasons.
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