Lopez still hopes to marry Emily Wharton and to get Glencara's help to run unopposed for the Plantagenet's Silverbridge seat in Parliament.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Ruskin ...
Emily Lopez
Brewster Mason ...
Abel Wharton
Basil Dignam ...
Lady Rosina de Courcy
Moray Watson ...
Gareth Forwood ...
Everett Wharton


Ferdinand Lopez continues to ingratiate himself with Glencora in hopes of getting the Pallisers' endorsement for an unopposed run at Plantagenet's old seat in Silverbridge, but Planty has already bluntly turned down Sir Orlando Drought's request that he support his nephew's run for the seat, and emphasizes that he does not wish to influence the results and wants the by-election to be decided by the electorate. Glencora pays a surreptitious visit to Mr. Sprout, the local politically-active shoemaker, and offers him a tacit bribe in the form of an order for a dozen cork-soled shoes while enlisting his support for Lopez. When Planty finds out what she has been doing, he flatly orders her to stop her actions. Lopez is able to overcome Emily's father's objections to his courtship after rescuing a drunken Everett from thieves in the park and extorts 2000 pounds from business associate Sextus Parker which he uses to impress the Whartons. Silverbridge is expelled from Oxford for a foolish ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Drama | Romance




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8 June 1974 (UK)  »

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