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The House of Eliott 

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Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new ... See full summary »
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3   2   1  
1994   1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Stella Gonet ...  Beatrice Eliott 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Louise Lombard ...  Evangeline Eliott 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Aden Gillett ...  Jack Maddox 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy ...  Tilly Foss / ... 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Judy Flynn ...  Madge Althorpe / ... 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Diana Rayworth Diana Rayworth ...  Betty Butcher 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Victoria Alcock ...  Agnes Clarke 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Stephen Churchett ...  Joseph Wint 22 episodes, 1992-1994
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ...  Charles Quance 15 episodes, 1992-1994
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Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. What they can do ,is make amazing clothes and both dream of being able to be dress makers under the Elliott name. There is of course love problems on top of those money ones, oh to be young in a changing world. Written by Abigail Duffin

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Exterior shots took place at 24 Berkeley Square, Bristol, which was at the time (and still is) home to Taylor and Taylor advertising agency. See more »

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Referenced in Being Human: Adam's Family (2011) See more »

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Fashionable Soap
6 July 2010 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Well scripted costume soap opera concerning a pair of sisters who build a clothing empire during the roaring twenties, all the while being misled by subterfuge and scandal by various nemeses in the ruthless business of fashion. This series takes the viewer through a decade of trials and tribulations, including births, deaths and marriages.

The largely unknown cast discharge their roles with consummate professionalism of stage actors. Louise Lombard became familiar to TV audiences a decade later in the original CSI series, but none of the other faces are recognisable save for noted stage actress Barbara Jefford who has a recurring role as the Elliott family matriarch in the first season. Eurasian actor Burt Kwouk will also be a familiar face (from the "Pink Panther" movies) in a couple of episodes.

Costumes and sets are the centrepiece of this series, which is understandable considering the fashion content and historical context. Despite an epic thirty-four episodes, the writers manage to build a coherent plot with regular climaxes and the usual soap opera intrigue. Despite probably not being for all tastes, it does represent a polished work, with intelligent script-writing and attention to detail, and should appeal to anyone interested in haute couture fashion or art deco dramas.


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31 August 1991 (UK) See more »

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(34 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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