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24 January 1977 (USA) See more »
Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character... See more »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 80)
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)
Maurice Quick ... Collingwood (19 episodes, 1974)

Roger Livesey ... Duke of St. Bungay (18 episodes, 1974)

Donal McCann ... Phineas Finn (17 episodes, 1974)
Bryan Pringle ... Mr. Monk (13 episodes, 1974)
Roland Culver ... Duke of Omnium (11 episodes, 1974)

Series Directed by
Ronald Wilson (16 episodes, 1974)
Hugh David (11 episodes, 1974)
Series Writing credits
Simon Raven (26 episodes, 1974)
Anthony Trollope (26 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Martin Lisemore .... producer (25 episodes, 1974)
Series Original Music by
Herbert Chappell (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Crisp (1 episode, 1974)
Series Production Design by
Tim Harvey (16 episodes, 1974)
Raymond Cusick (10 episodes, 1974)
Richard McManan-Smith (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Costume Design by
Raymond Hughes (9 episodes, 1974)
Series Makeup Department
Sue Bide .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1974)
Maggie Weston .... make-up (7 episodes, 1974)
Rhian Meakin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Sound Department
Norman Bennett .... sound / sound: studio (7 episodes, 1974)
Chris Holcombe .... sound (3 episodes, 1974)
Ian Leiper .... sound (3 episodes, 1974)
Graham Haines .... sound (1 episode, 1974)
John Holmes .... sound (1 episode, 1974)
John Staple .... sound (1 episode, 1974)
Bill Wild .... film sound (1 episode, 1974)

Colin Clark .... sound (unknown episodes)
Graham Rogers .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Clive Thomas .... lighting (6 episodes, 1974)
Harry Thomas .... outside broadcast lighting / lighting technician: outside broadcast lighting (4 episodes, 1974)
Peter Catlett .... lighting / studio lighting (2 episodes, 1974)
Sam Barclay .... lighting (1 episode, 1974)
Phil Meheux .... film cameraman (1 episode, 1974)

Robert Wright .... studio lighting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maggie Fletcher .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1974)
Andrew Rose .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1974)
Series Music Department
Herbert Chappell .... composer: title music (26 episodes, 1974)
Marcus Dods .... conductor: title music (26 episodes, 1974)
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... performer: title music (26 episodes, 1974)
Tom McCall .... musician: pianist (2 episodes, 1974)

Patrick Harvey .... musician: piano (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Lennox Phillips .... script editor (25 episodes, 1974)
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer / dance arranger / ... (3 episodes, 1974)
Lovett Bickford .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)
Fiona Cumming .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)
John Harris .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)
John Nathan-Turner .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)

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Additional Details

50 min (22 episodes) | UK:50 min (26 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Ranks with the best miniseries of the golden age, 17 March 2010
Author: ( from Santa Monica, CA

Even at 24 hours or so, this family does not overstay its welcome. Splendidly costumed and intricately plotted characters – for the most part wonderfully portrayed – combine in a number of imbricate tales, all of which, however seemingly episodic, reveal aspects of our main characters' (the Paliser paterfamilias and his wife) personalities. Humane, feminist, open- minded and just – all these define the stiff, awkward, sometimes dour but never pessimistic Plantagenet Paliser, and explain his attraction to us. He indulges his wife, the real axis for much of the story, and it's good he does; she rounds out his truth with an emotional honesty of her own that he opposes at first only to, always, bow to. It is the characters then that grab us in this long miniseries, as they must in any long-form for us to stay engaged. The Palisers may not have the same degree of dramatic ups and downs of I, Claudius and other miniseries greats – but the humanity the eponymous couple demonstrates is just as compelling.

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