Sunday, July 29, 2012
2012 is the year of Rumpole, at least in our house.
The timing wasn't intentional, but just days after the 10th anniversary of the actor Leo McKern's death, the Confidentials approach the end of an epic viewing cycle.
There are 44 or so episodes in the Rumpole of the Bailey canon, and only three remain for us to watch. For the uninitiated, these are atmospheric British courtroom dramas, originally produced from the mid-1970's through the early 1990's.
Here's an overview, written in the aftermath of McKern's passing a decade ago: Appreciation: Rumpole, farewell!
I'm not sure what it means, but we've been watching British television almost exclusively this year. Maybe it's time to travel again.