When the Liberal Party is returns to power with Plantagenet the presumptive Prime Minister, Glencora relishes her role as hostess for the nation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Latham ...
Barbara Murray ...
Brewster Mason ...
Abel Wharton
Gareth Forwood ...
Everett Wharton
Sheila Ruskin ...
Emily Wharton
Moray Watson ...
Kate Nicholls ...
Sextus Parker
Jacqueline Maude ...
Mrs. Pritchard


As the Liberal Party returns to power and looks to him as the new Prime Minister, Plantagenet has doubts about his abilities to fulfill the challenges of the post. Initially Glencora wants him to appoint her to a post at court, but he feels that it would be inappropriate, so she talks him into letting her open up the duke's old castle as a venue appropriate to host the world's elite. Cora informs her head housekeeper that she should expect at least fifty guests at all times and provide whatever necessities they should require. When Plantagenet sees the army of decorators, builders, gardeners, and landscapers that have descended on the venerable estate, he is appalled and terms it "vulgarity." Glencora is upset at his attitude, but has daughter Mary and Marie Finn to help her fulfill her Ministerial hostess duties. As a sidebar, ambitious social climber Ferdinand Lopez uses his friendship with Everett Wharton to insinuate himself into his family and ingratiate himself with his pretty ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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1 June 1974 (UK)  »

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Marie Finn: To tell you the truth, Glencora, I don't think you will ever be able to make the duke believe in anything. Whatever he believes, he believes out of very old habit or the workings of his own mind.
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