Furious that he has been denied the Exchequer, Bonteen journeys to Prague to get evidence on Emilius on Lizzie's behalf and takes his anger out on Finn.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Badel ...
June Whitfield ...
Mrs. Bonteen
Jeremy Clyde ...
Gerard Maule
Jo Kendall ...
Adelaide Palliser
Moray Watson ...
Robin Bailey ...


Adelaide Palliser aggressively pursues Gerard Maule after bluntly rejecting Lord Fawn's fumbling attempts at courtship. Bonteen is furious after losing the Chancellor of the Exchequer post he was certain would be his, and the Prime Minister tries to placate him by denying a post to Phineas Finn. Bonteen travels to Prague on Lizzie Eustace's behalf and gains information which may lead to proof that Emilius is a bigamist. When he finds out that he's being investigated, Emilius offers to settle his claim to Lady Eustace's wealth, but Bonteen dismisses him, saying that he will soon have enough proof to put him in prison. Later at a club frequented by Members of Parliament a still-angry Bonteen goes out of his way to grossly insult Finn, but violence is prevented by the timely arrival of the Prince of Wales. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Drama | Romance




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11 May 1974 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Edward Hardwicke played Albert, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) in this episode. His mother Helena Pickard previously played Edward VII's mother Queen Victoria in The Lady with a Lamp (1951). See more »


Dolly Longstaffe: [Referrin to Bondeen] The Prince cut him dead in there - dead as catfish!
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