Glencora confides to Alice, now her companion, of her love for Burgo Fitzgerald as George Vasavor is forced to raise money for his by-election campaign.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Hampshire ...
Philip Latham ...
Caroline Mortimer ...
Alice Vavasor
Gary Watson ...
George Vavasor
Sonia Dresdel ...
Marchioness of Auld Reekie
Countess of Midlothian
Lady Monk
Barry Justice ...
Burgo Fitzgerald
John Stratton ...
Moray Watson ...
Donald Pickering ...
John Glyn-Jones ...
John Vavasor
Donald Eccles ...
Karin MacCarthy ...
Kate Vavasor


Alice Vavasor visits her cousin Glencora who is thrilled to have someone in the house she can talk to. Alice is still engaged but in no hurry to marry it seems. Glencora suggests she get on with it before she is given away to some man as a piece of property, as she was. Glencora hasn't produced an heir which has been a major disappointment to her husband Plantagenet. She confides in her cousin that having seen Bungo Fitzgerald again in Switzerland, she is now convinced he is the man she really wants. When she learns that she and Plantagenet are to visit Lady Monk, Bungo's aunt, after Christmas she is worried about her reaction when she inevitability sees Bungo again. For his part, Burgo Fitzgerald is still out to get Glencora as his own. George Vavasor is to stand for election and needs money so he turns to Alice. They decide on their future. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance





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2 February 1974 (UK)  »

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Alice Vavasor: I learned one must give one's heart its freedom while you still can.
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