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Series cast summary:
Stella Gonet ...
 Beatrice Eliott (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Evangeline Eliott (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
Aden Gillett ...
 Jack Maddox (34 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 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)
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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

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The House of Eliot is simply irresistible!
30 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember when A&E aired this series on Sunday evenings. Oh how I envied being in London, anyway Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard are both stars of this series as two sisters who operate a fashion business in London, England. A terrific supporting cast like Victoria Alcock, Cathy Murphy, and others help support the leading actresses. Of course, the creators of the show was Dame Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh better known for Upstairs, Downstairs. Anyway, the story is quite soap opera at times but it is irresistible too. They are true to the time period as possible they can. They opened the doors much like other British series. Sadly, the show only lasted three seasons which is not that unusual in British programming. Unfortunately, a series season ranges from 6-10 episodes a season. Oh my, the British soaps air about four or five times a week.


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