Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »
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 Glencora / ... (26 episodes, 1974)
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 Barrington Erle (20 episodes, 1974)
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 Dolly Longstaffe (20 episodes, 1974)
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 Collingwood (19 episodes, 1974)
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 Duke of St. Bungay (18 episodes, 1974)
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 Phineas Finn (17 episodes, 1974)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Mr. Monk (13 episodes, 1974)
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 Duke of Omnium (11 episodes, 1974)
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of study. The backdrop is the House of Commons in Great Britain as we watch the comings and goings and loves and tragedies of the powerful and not so powerful. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net> (Added correction, yetivelorry@yahoo.com)

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When the series was shown on American PBS television channels, each episode was introduced by Sir John Gielgud. This introduction was not present when the series was shown on UK television. See more »

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Alice Vavasor: Lady Glencora, gentlemen, has the gift of laughter, which has always been hated by the poor in spirit and loved by the gods.
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Referenced in Are You Being Served?: The Think Tank (1974) See more »

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A rich, Victorian plum pudding of a series
17 July 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This series was a huge undertaking, of a sort that probably would not be attempted today. It was an adaptation of Trollope's "Palliser" novels, and dealt with a great many characters and intertwining plots. The series worked best for viewers who could take an interest in the fictional politics of the time, as Plantagenet Palliser, like most of the men in the story, is a politician and this theme runs throughout the series. However, Susan Hampshire as Lady Glencora, his mismatched wife, provides a romantic strain as well, though she eventually adopts her husbands concerns and interests as her own. The story from time to time veers away from these two main characters, and becomes quite entertaining as it delves into the complicated life of the scheming Lizzy Eustace, and also that of the greenhorn politician from Ireland, Phineas Phinn. His problems with women and his trial for murder (including a cross-examination in Latin!) are among the most interesting and enjoyable passages in the series. This is a thoroughly entertaining series for those who can just relax into the Victorian atmosphere and are not in a hurry to get to the end.


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