Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic: Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Game 1858-1872 (15 Jun. 1980)
"Disraeli" The Great Game 1858-1872 (original title)

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Disreali rises to power in the Coservative Party and builds a close relationship with the Queen as Mary Anne's health begins to deteriorate.

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Mary Peach ...
Rosemary Leach ...
Brewster Mason ...
David de Keyser ...
David Wood ...
John Gregg ...
Frances Bennett ...
Lady Chesterfield
John Carlisle ...
Jeremy Clyde ...
Brett Usher ...
Lord Lytton
Barrie Cookson ...
Lord Derby (as Barry Cookson)
Jeremy Longhurst ...
Penelope Lee ...
Jane Lowe ...
Charlotte de Rothschild
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Disraeli's stature in the party continues to grow and he manages to gain the favor of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert. The Great Game - politics - continues to be Disraeli's great passion, whether he finds himself in or out of government. His great foe, the Liberals' Gladstone, proves to be a staunch and unwavering opponent who, despite the similarity of their views, is unprepared to work with Disraeli on issues in which they share similar opinions. His marriage to Mary Anne grows ever more loving and they form a great partnership. Mary Anne is not well however and their days together may be numbered. Written by garykmcd

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Benjamin Disraeli: [On his political success] I've climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
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