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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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Trivia

Hayley Mills was originally cast as Glencora Palliser, but backed out when her doctor thought it would be too strenuous as she had just had a baby. Meanwhile, Susan Hampshire had also just had a baby, but her daughter had died. Susan's doctor thought work would be the best thing for her, so she took the part. 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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Referenced in Are You Being Served?: The Think Tank (1974) See more »

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Simply put...
5 September 2000 | by Julie-30See all my reviews

this is one of the greatest mini-series ever made.

The Pallisers is based on Trollope's six wonderful political novels, and this production is very faithful to the source material. I was a little nervous when I heard that the first eight episodes were being released because I was afraid that they wouldn't be as good as I had remembered. However, I was very pleased to see that this production has aged rather gracefully, unlike so many other productions from the 1970s. It is still a delight to behold.

I have waited 17 years to see The Pallisers again and, while owning episodes 1-8 is wonderful, I am champing at the bit to see the rest.


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