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Release Date:
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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Raymond Cusick obituary
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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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Did You Know?

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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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A rich, Victorian plum pudding of a series, 17 July 1999
Author: Rosabel from Ottawa, Canada

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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