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Lillie: The Sailor Prince (S1EP7 ITV 5 Nov 1978, John Castle)



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The Sailor Prince: Lillie’s social success continues despite the brewing public scandal over her illicit affair with Bertie. But a new Prince has arrived, Bertie’s nephew Prince Louis of Battenberg. The attraction is mutual and Lillie now finds herself involved with a pair of Princes. When Bertie forbids Louis to marry Lillie, she coldly agrees. But Lillie hatches a plan to afford herself a more comfortable financial position: she will take to the stage, become an actress, and earn enough money to support herself.

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

Guest Cast: Denis Lill (Bertie), Peter Egan (Oscar Wilde), John Castle (Prince Louis of Battenberg), Ann Firbank (Queen Alexandra), Jennie Linden (Patsy Cornwallis- West), Catherine Feller (Dominique), John Barcroft (Francis Knollys), Peggy Ann Wood (Mrs Le Breton), Brian Deacon (Frank Miles), Basil Hoskins (J E Millais), Anthony Ainley (Lord Carrington), Vernon Dobtcheff (George Lewis), John Bryans (C.J. Freake), Jason James (Equerry), Patrick Holt (Dean Le Breton), John Phillips, Malcolm Tierney, Christopher Frederick, Peter Birrel, John Fowler, Michael Haughey, Janet Burnell, Dixon Adams, Ronald Russell, Joanna Mackie, David Crosse, Philip Brack, John Pennington

Writer: John Gorrie / Director: John Gorrie

Airdate: 5 Nov 1978 on ITV

Series: Lillie Season 1 Episode 7

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.