Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TV Quote of the Day (‘Rumpole of the Bailey,’ With a Great Example of Lawyer-Speak)

Daniel Derwent (played by John Wells): [after Rumpole has examined a broken mirror] “Any help to you, is it?”

Horace Rumpole (played by Leo McKern): “Oh, it might be. It's what we lawyers call the locus in quo [scene of the event].”

Daniel: “Do you really? How frightfully campy! It's what we actors call a dressing room.”— Rumpole of the Bailey, Season 2, Episode 3, “Rumpole and the Show Folk,” original air date June 12, 1979, teleplay by John Mortimer, directed by Peter Hammond

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