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Lillie: Mrs Langtry (S1EP2 ITV 1 Oct 1978, Brian Deacon)



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Mrs Langtry: Settling with husband Edward in her somber new home in Southampton, Lillie finds less freedom now than she did on Jersey. Worse, Edward’s riches have long been spent. After a life-threatening illness and a bit of trickery, Lillie and Edward move to London where Lillie gets her first delicious tast of upper-crust society. but tragedy forces Lillie’s return to Jersey. Her beloved brother Reggie has suffered a fatal accident, causing her intense grief and unrelenting guilt.

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

Guest Cast: Peggy Ann Wood (Mrs Le Breton), Adam Bareham (Clement Le Breton), Catherine Feller (Dominique), Brian Deacon (Frank Miles), Don Fellows (J. M.Whistler), Edward Dentith (Sir Allen Young), Basil Hoskins (J E Millais), Patrick Holt (Dean Le Breton), Knight Mantell, Sally Lahee, Ray Roberts, Simon Turner, Alan Rowe, Peter Clapham, Jenny Robbins, Diana Johnson, Mary Kenton, Robert Tunstall

Writer: David Butler / Director: John Gorrie

Airdate: 1 Oct 1978 on ITV

Series: Lillie Season 1 Episode 2

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.