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The Pallisers: Phineas Redux (2) (S1EP16 BBC Two 4 May 1974, June Whitfield)

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Phineas Redux (2): Lizzie has taken refuge with the Bonteen’s to escape the cruelty and profligacy of her husband. A Palliser cousin, Adelaide, is coming to stay and Marie and Glencora plot on who to pair her up with and decide on Lord Fawn. She turns out to be quite a country lass with ideas of her own on whom to be with. Her fancy, eventually, to turns the young rake Gerard Maule Phineas’ personal troubles with both Kennedy and Bonteen are impeding his return the corridors of power. After an unhinged Kennedy returns to Scotland Laura and her father come back to London. Glencora’s plot to move Bonteen from the top echelons of the Liberal party comes to fruition at a dinner party. This will, in the end, create more problems for Phineas.

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

Guest Cast: Bryan Pringle (Mr Monk), Sarah Badel (Lizzie), Barbara Murray (Marie Goestler), Donal McCann (Phineas Finn), Robin Bailey (Mr Gresham), Derek Jacobi (Lord Fawn), Maurice Quick (Collingwood), Roger Livesey (Duke of St Bungay), Moray Watson (Barrington Erle), Donald Pickering (Dolly Longstaffe), Anthony Ainley (Reverend Emilius), Lockwood West (Lord Brentford), Anna Massey (Laura Kennedy), June Whitfield, Peter Sallis, Jo Kendall, Jeremy Clyde

Writer: Simon Raven / Novels: Anthony Trollope / Director: Ronald Wilson

Airdate: 4 May 1974 on BBC Two

Series: The Pallisers Season 1 Episode 16

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