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Pallisers, The (BBC-2 1974 with Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire)

UK / BBC Two / 26×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 January – 29 June and 26 October – 2 November 1974

Writer: Simon Raven / Novels: Anthony Trollope / Script Editor: Lennox Phillips / Music: Herbert Chappell, Wilfred Josephs

Period drama series. The lives of various members of the wealthy Palliser family in Victorian times. The series was almost ruined by a BBC labour dispute that meant the series had a big gap before the final two episodes aired.

On the 12 January 1974 there was a 25 minute preview show called A Preview to the Pallisers that featured Susan Hampshire and Philip Latham.

cast
PHILIP LATHAM as Plantagenet Palliser
SUSAN HAMPSHIRE as Lady Glencora
ROLAND CULVER as Duke of Omnium
FABIA DRAKE as Countess Midlothian
JEREMY IRONS as Frank Tregear
PENELOPE KEITH as Mrs Hittaway
DEREK JACOBI as Lord Fawn
ANTHONY ANDREWS as Earl of Silverbridge
SARAH BADEL as Lizzie Eustace
ANNA MASSEY as Laura Kennedy
ANNA CARTERET as Lady Mabeol Grey
BARRY JUSTICE as Burgo Fitzgerald