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The Pallisers: Can You Forgive Her? (4) (S1EP4 BBC Two 9 Feb 1974, Caroline Mortimer)

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Can You Forgive Her? (4): Alice’s grandfather begins to ease his feelings toward George, but her father remains adamantly opposed. He even goes so far as to enlist Mr Grey in helping to protect her interests. This becomes more important as Alice is preparing to give 3000 pounds to George to aid his campaign to win the Chelsea seat, which has just come open. As the episode progresses, he finally captures the special election. Now that Parliament is back in session the Palliser’s have returned to London and we see just how able Plantagenet is on the floor of the House. Alice’s defense of Glencora, and Plantagenet reaction to it begin to give Glencora a hint of the fact that her husband cares for her more than she realized. Unfortunately, Squire Vavasor’s health takes a turn for the worse and Alice is called back to Scotland just when Glencora will need her help the most. At a ball hosted by the Monk’s the long avoided reunion of Glencora and Burgo occurs on the dance floor. He begs her to run away with him.

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

Guest Cast: Caroline Mortimer (Anna Vavasor), Barry Justice (Burgo Fitzgerald), Maurice Quick (Collingwood), Roger Livesey (Duke of St Bungay), Moray Watson (Barrington Erle), Donald Pickering (Dolly Longstaffe), Donald Eccles, John Glyn-Jones, Gary Watson, Bernard Brown, Lynn Smith, John Stratton, Godfrey Kenton, Gordon Gostelow, James Berwick, George Ballantine, Karin MacCarthy, Helen Christie, Fabia Drake, Sonia Dresdel, Stacey Tendeter

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

Airdate: 9 Feb 1974 on BBC Two

Series: The Pallisers Season 1 Episode 4

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