The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

TV Series  |   |  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 730 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 8 critic

Two sisters Beatrice(Bee) and Evangeline hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 25 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 15 Nov 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

The House of Eliott (1991–1994) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The House of Eliott.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1994   1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh
Berkeley Square (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady
The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray
Lilies (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian McCardie, Catherine Tyldesley, Kerrie Hayes
The Spoils of Poynton (TV Mini-Series 1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Pauline Jameson, Gemma Jones, Ian Ogilvy
Lillie (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh
Bramwell (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder
Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels
The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, Amanda Root
Upstairs Downstairs (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Adrian Scarborough
Metropolis (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Alexi Kaye Campbell, Louise Lombard, Christian Simpson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Stella Gonet ...
 Beatrice Eliott (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
...
 Evangeline Eliott (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
Aden Gillett ...
 Jack Maddox (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
...
 Tilly Foss / ... (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
Judy Flynn ...
 Madge Althorpe / ... (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Diana Rayworth ...
 Betty Butcher (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Victoria Alcock ...
 Agnes Clarke (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Stephen Churchett ...
 Joseph Wint (22 episodes, 1992-1994)
Bill Thomas ...
 Charles Quance (15 episodes, 1992-1994)
Edit

Storyline

Two sisters Beatrice(Bee) and Evangeline hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. What they can do ,is make amazing clothes and both dream of being able to be dress makers under the Elliott name. Their is of course love problems on top of those money ones, oh to be young in a changing world. Written by Abigail Duffin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 August 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Huset Eliott  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The last major drama series to be made at BBC Television Centre. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Goodnight Sweetheart: The More I See You (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More than fashion- timeless drama
4 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Completely addictive story of two sisters who start their own fashion house in London in the 1920's. I rented the series because, like so many girls, dreamed of being a fashion designer (along with ballerina, president and actress). What I found however, was a solid story of entrepreneurship that would be inspiring to any woman in business.

I love that the Eliot sisters are strong no nonsense business women, without falling into the stereotypes of women in power being unhappy man-eaters that we see in Hollywood portrayals. I love the mixing in of social issues, news events and subplots from all different bits of society. The side characters are developed well enough that you care about them as much as the main characters. I also appreciate the portrayal of the two sisters as loving and supporting each other instead of the trite sibling rivalry that is so often overdone.

The fashion is delightful, but Jack Maddox's career progression in photography and film is just as interesting.

The trip back in time to the 1920's is very well done. That aspect alone managed to hold the attention of my 11 year old son for the good part of an episode. (though I would not say this is a family show as the themes are of more interest to adults)

Rent or buy the complete set- you won't want to wait for the next disc!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Which sister do you like better? kurin1sm
Anyone know why there wasn't a series 4? cyntharella
more series similar to 'House of Eliott' syeoman
How do i get hold of series 3??? evilswede
CLOTHING STYLES aa4353
House of Idiot spoof homeyall
Discuss The House of Eliott (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page