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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 »
(4 articles)
Raymond Cusick obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 24 February 2013, 4:05 PM, PST)

Anna Massey obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 July 2011, 9:48 AM, PDT)

Anna Massey 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)
New 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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Narration...., 14 June 2006
Author: BarbaraDiSarle from United States

Does anyone know why the beautiful narration by Greer Garson was removed from the DVD? I too loved the series and want to watch it again but with the narration and cannot locate a VHS or DVD with it.

I remember looking forward to every Sunday evening with Alistair Cooke and The Pallisers. Wonderful. We would sip sherry and not speak for one hour.

The cast, in my view, was brilliant. The costumes authentic and because of the way in was filmed in 1974, I felt I was watching and enjoying live theatre. This would be a brilliant class project for students in a high school. To hear beautiful English spoken and watch a tale of long ago unfold each week for a whole term. Marvelous.

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