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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Susan Hampshire ...  Glencora / ... 26 episodes, 1974
Philip Latham ...  Plantagenet / ... 26 episodes, 1974
Barbara Murray ...  Marie Finn / ... 21 episodes, 1974
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Barrington Erle 20 episodes, 1974
Donald Pickering ...  Dolly Longstaffe 20 episodes, 1974
Maurice Quick Maurice Quick ...  Collingwood 19 episodes, 1974
Roger Livesey ...  Duke of St. Bungay 18 episodes, 1974
Donal McCann ...  Phineas Finn 17 episodes, 1974
Bryan Pringle ...  Mr. Monk 13 episodes, 1974
Roland Culver ...  Duke of Omnium 11 episodes, 1974
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of study. The backdrop is the House of Commons in Great Britain as we watch the comings and goings and loves and tragedies of the powerful and not so powerful. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net> (Added correction, yetivelorry@yahoo.com)

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UK

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English

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October 1975 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes) | (26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When the series was shown on American PBS television channels, each episode was introduced by Sir John Gielgud. This introduction was not present when the series was shown on UK television. See more »

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Alice Vavasor: Lady Glencora, gentlemen, has the gift of laughter, which has always been hated by the poor in spirit and loved by the gods.
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Fabulous
11 December 2004 | by bridget-13See all my reviews

They really don't make them like this any more - nearly 20 hours of TV devoted to six Trollope novels. The costumes are fabulous, the sets lavish, the acting superb. The whole is set around the characters of Lady Glencora Palliser (Susan Hampshire) and her husband, Plantagenet (Philip Latham), who string the various stories together more or less loosely. We start out with a miserable and rebellious Glencora and her arranged marriage with Plantagenet, follow the tale of Alice Vavasour and her suitors, then continue with Phineas Finn and his turbulent life. On to the wicked Lizzie Eustace, back to Phineas and then on to poor Emily Wharton. The last chapter is about the Duke's children, Silverbridge, Mary and Gerald. Around these central characters you have a huge cast of supporting characters, every one of them beautifully portrayed. The series has stood the test of time very well indeed, probably because they did it all well to begin with - the costumes all authentic and hand made, no zippers here! What a delight.


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