The Pallisers: Season 1, Episode 26

Part Twenty-six (2 Nov. 1974)

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A dying Glencora's last wishes are that Mary become financially independent and her children be allowed to marry whom they wish.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Susan Hampshire ...
Philip Latham ...
Barbara Murray ...
Kate Nicholls ...
Anna Carteret ...
Lady Mabel Grex
Donald Pickering ...
Basil Dignam ...
Donald Bisset ...
John Richmond ...
Maurice Quick ...


Glencora's cold turns to pneumonia, and after a brief rally, it becomes apparent that she will die. She doesn't want her children to be trapped into an arranged marriage as she was. She begs Plantagenet to provide for Mary and to let her have control of her own money, and confides to Marie that she wishes Mary to marry the poor and politically incorrect Tregear and not have Silverbridge forced to marry Lady Mabel Grex. Although initially he opposes both marriages, Plantagenet eventually comes around when Marie tells him about Glencora's wishes. When Orlando Drought tries to force Silver into making a speech against the Liberal Party to embarrass his father, things brighten for Planty when Silver decides to leave the Tories, and Duke of St. Bungay finds a place for him to return to government service. Written by

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2 November 1974 (UK)  »

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In an in-joke, Dolly Longstaffe refers to one of his possessions as Pickering Park. Dolly is played by actor Donald Pickering. See more »


Lady Mary: [to her father] Why should you wish to make me unhappy for the rest of my life?
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