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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Susan Hampshire ...
 Glencora / ... (26 episodes, 1974)
Philip Latham ...
 Plantagenet / ... (26 episodes, 1974)
Barbara Murray ...
 Marie Finn / ... (21 episodes, 1974)
Moray Watson ...
 Barrington Erle (20 episodes, 1974)
Donald Pickering ...
 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)
Roland Culver ...
 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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Hayley Mills was originally cast as Glencora Palliser, but backed out when her doctor thought it would be too strenuous as she had just had a baby. Meanwhile, Susan Hampshire had also just had a baby, but her daughter had died. Susan's doctor thought work would be the best thing for her, so she took the part. 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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Simply put...
5 September 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

this is one of the greatest mini-series ever made.

The Pallisers is based on Trollope's six wonderful political novels, and this production is very faithful to the source material. I was a little nervous when I heard that the first eight episodes were being released because I was afraid that they wouldn't be as good as I had remembered. However, I was very pleased to see that this production has aged rather gracefully, unlike so many other productions from the 1970s. It is still a delight to behold.

I have waited 17 years to see The Pallisers again and, while owning episodes 1-8 is wonderful, I am champing at the bit to see the rest.


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