Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an ageing London barrister who defends any and all clients.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1978-04-03

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Peter Blythe (14 September 1934 – 27 June 2004) was an English character actor, probably best known as Samuel “Soapy Sam” Ballard in Rumpole of the Bailey.

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Blythe lived for eight years with Harriet Walter; the couple were planning to marry at the time of his death. Peter Blythe died on 27 June 2004 aged 69, shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

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