Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
3,858 ( 1,652)

On Disc

at Amazon

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... 

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
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan
A Rather English Marriage (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed
Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Lumley
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha
Time Team (TV Series 1994)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater
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)
...
 Madge Althorpe / ... (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Diana Rayworth ...
 Betty Butcher (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Victoria Alcock ...
 Agnes Clarke (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
...
 Joseph Wint (22 episodes, 1992-1994)
...
 Charles Quance (15 episodes, 1992-1994)
Edit

Storyline

Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) 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. There 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)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in The Vicar of Dibley: Community Spirit (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Season 1 was very good
28 September 2013 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I know people don't like negative reviews, but I bought the full series at quite a price and I am becoming sorry I did so.

This show has many attractive elements. I thoroughly enjoyed watching season 1.

The writing in Season 2 is dreadful. It is as if the original idea proposed by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins was all used up by the end of season 1. Every plot point is telegraphed; there are no surprises. The melodrama is cheesy without being delightfully so - the music is godawful. Many of the stories are disconnected from each other. One feels that the writers slammed their ideas together at high speed without reference to how real people would react were they part of these stories. Such a waste of such fine actors, such beautiful design and such a lovely concept. It is almost as though the writers don't believe in the characters and don't like them. I'm not sure I'm going to make it through to the end.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page