Despite advice to the contrary, Finn speaks out in Parliament on behalf of Irish tenant farmers while Lady Eustace refuses to return her jewels to her in-laws.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Latham ...
Barbara Murray ...
Roland Culver ...
Sarah Badel ...
Frank Greystock
Maire Ni Ghrainne ...
Mary Finn
Derek Godfrey ...
Moray Watson ...
Mrs. Carbuncle
Terence Alexander ...
Lord George
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Although forewarned by friends in the Party, Phineas Finn speaks out in the House in favor of land and tenant reform in Ireland after which he is forced to resign his position as Undersecretary responsible for the Colonies. He returns to Ireland but Plantagenet Palliser, who has always thought kindly of Finn, arranges for a government appointment that will provide him with a decent income. Mrs. Max Goesler returns from Vienna just as all of London is atwitter with the case of the Eustace Diamonds. Lady Eustace has left the city and returned to Scotland with the jewels belonging to her late husband's estate. The family bankers insist that the jewels are the property of the estate but she insists that her late husband give them to her has a personal gift. Despite advice to the contrary, she refuses to return them and the matter seems headed to court. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance




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6 April 1974 (UK)  »

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