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Lillie: Mr Jersey (S1EP11 ITV 3 Dec 1978, James Warwick)



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Mr Jersey: Fabulously wealthy George Baird is a gentleman, sportsman, horse-racing enthusiast–and known womanizer. Even though she’s warned that her involvement with such a man will ruin her social position, Lillie is consumed by a strange attraction for Baird. Despite his violent outbursts, Lillie is now bound to him by fear. After a particularly brutal attact, Baird is jailed, attracting sensational press coverage worldwide. Meanwhile, Lillie begins a sucessful career as a horse owner escorting “Mr Jersey” into the winner’s circle. But within months the two men who play pivotal roles in Lillie’s life will meet their maker.

Regular Cast: Francesca Annis (Lillie Langtry), Anton Rodgers (Edward Langtry)

Guest Cast: Denis Lill (Bertie), Peter Egan (Oscar Wilde), Jennie Linden (Patsy Cornwallis-West), Peggy Ann Wood (Mrs Le Breton), Adam Bareham (Clement Le Breton), Catherine Feller (Dominique), John Barcroft (Francis Knollys), James Warwick (Hugo De Bathe), Simon Shepherd (Lord Alfred Douglas), Nicholas Jones (Squire Abington), John Justin (Prince Paul Esterhazy), Christopher Bramwell (Robert Peel), Robert Hartley (Beverly), Philip Voss, Paul Greenhalgh, Graham Sinclair, Oengus MacNamara, Maxine Gordon, Philip Anthony, John Rolfe, Lesley Daine, John Gatrell, Stephen Gordon, Bill Davies

Writer: David Butler / Director: John Gorrie

Airdate: 3 Dec 1978 on ITV

Series: Lillie Season 1 Episode 11

Show Info: Thirteen part period drama serial made by London Weekend Television for ITV. The life of actress Lillie Langtry, who had a scandalous affair with Edward, Prince of Wales and associated with the likes of Wilde and Whistler.