While Plantagenet and Glencora are honeymooning in Switzerland, she meets cousin Alice and confesses her undiminished love for wastrel Burgo Fitzgerald.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Hampshire ...
Philip Latham ...
Roland Culver ...
Sonia Dresdel ...
Marchioness of Auld Reekie
Countess of Midlothian
Gary Watson ...
George Vavasor
Bernard Brown ...
John Grey
Barry Justice ...
Burgo Fitzgerald
Caroline Mortimer ...
Alice Vavasor
Karin MacCarthy ...
Kate Vavasor
John Glyn-Jones ...
John Vavasor
Donald Pickering ...
John Stratton ...
Moray Watson ...
Gordon Gostelow ...
Mr. Scruby


Glencora and Plantaganet are married and set off for Europe on their honeymoon. They spend a inordinate amount of time in Switzerland, which Glecora abhors and it's turning out to be not much of a honeymoon with Plantaganet having numerous meetings with bankers about the decimal currency system. She's more than pleased when she runs into her cousin Alice accompanied by her father and her own cousins, siblings George and Kate Vavasor. Glencora is absolutely giddy however when she receives a note from none other than Bungo Fitzgerald who has found his way to Basel. It's apparent that she is still madly in love with him, to Plantaganet's dismay, and on their return to England she finds life alone in a large manor house to be quite difficult. Bungo Fitzgerald tells his friend George Vavasor that he has every intention of having her back Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance




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26 January 1974 (UK)  »

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Shown exactly 42 years later on BBC2 26th January 2016 See more »


John Vavasor: Swiss cooking is as dull as their doughy faces.
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