Even though Alice has broken off their engagement, John Grey secretly underwrites George's campaign as Burgo plots to seduce Glencora at Lady Monk's ball.



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


Alice has decided to end her engagement to John Grey but her news that she is to marry her cousin George does not sit well with her father or her grandfather, neither of whom are prepared to see him. Her father is convinced that he is only out to get her money and will move on once he has his hands on it. The Liberal party has confirmed George as a election candidate and when a by-election is called he needs several thousand pounds quickly. Alice is more than pleased to give him what he needs but her father and Alice's former fiancé see an opportunity to prove to her how unreliable George really is. Glencora and Plantagenet return to London but an invitation to Lady Monk's ball means she will inevitably meet Bungo Fitzgerald again. She's unable to avoid it as she did at Christmas-time and when Plantagenet leaves the ball early to go to Parliament, Bungo takes his chance to sweep her away. Written by garykmcd

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9 February 1974 (UK)  »

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The Duke of St. Bungay: [Referring to Glencora] A young woman with a fortune such as hers needs a restraining hand.
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