Justice isn't blind it's just a little short sighted and weak around the knees.. .
His wig may be yellowing and his gown might be in tatters, but Rumpole will not give up the good fight - not while there's injustice to battle.
When a distressed TiffanyTimson (of the infamous South London clan of petty criminals) tearfully explains that her husband Dr Khan has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Rumpole knows that to take on this case will mean not just defending one man, but squaring up to the very notion of modern British justice.
With She Who Must Be Obeyed mysteriously shutting herself away and fellow-members of his chambers just plain scared, it seems that
Rumpole must stand alone against the Establishment. But that is precisely the position any defence barrister worth his salt relishes most . . .