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The Pallisers: Can You Forgive Her? (2) (S1EP2 BBC Two 26 Jan 1974, Moray Watso)

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Can You Forgive Her? (2): After an opening wedding sequence, we follow the Pallisers on their honeymoon to Switzerland, where Glencora can’t hide her unhappiness. The Vavasors are also in Switzerland, with John Grey, whom Alice is reluctantly engaged to. We learn that George and Alice were once engaged to be married. Thus begins the parallel stories of Glencora and Alice and their attraction to men who bring that whiff of romantic danger to their lives. As this episode draws to a close, we enter that world that Trollope was so good at revealing. The down and dirty world of borough politics, where the machinations of gaining a seat in Parliament require stamina and very deep pockets.

Regular Cast: Susan Hampshire (Glencora), Philip Latham (Plantagenet)

Guest Cast: Roland Culver (Duke of Omnium), Barry Justice (Burgo Fitzgerald), Caroline Mortimer (Anna Vavasor), Donald Pickering (Dolly Longstaffe), Moray Watson (Barrington Erle), Sonia Dresdel, Fabia Drake, Alan Judd, Gary Watson, John Glyn-Jones, Karin MacCarthy, Bernard Brown, Martyn Jacobs, John Stratton, James Berwick, Gordon Gostelow, Lynn Smith

Writer: Simon Raven / Novels: Anthony Trollope / Director: Hugh David

Airdate: 26 Jan 1974 on BBC Two

Series: The Pallisers Season 1 Episode 2

Show Info: Period drama series. The lives of various members of the wealthy Palliser family in Victorian times.