Phineas Redux (3): Bonteen is livid at being denied the Exchequer. He vows revenge on all. But, in the meantime he goes to Prague to find Emilius’ first wife. Phineas speaks well against the Conservatives, but is still denied office. A bad row blows up between Plantagenet and his sons just before their return to Eton, but, at Glencora’s insistence, apologies all round smooth things over. In fact she seems to be able to cure all ills except Finn’s. On his return from Prague, Bonteen is confronted by Emilius and battle lines are drawn. Later Bonteen, angrily, confronts Finn at the Liberals Club, on the very night of the Prince of Wales visit. They, along with Lord Fawn, leave the club at the same time and a lethal attack on Bonteen leaves Phineas in the worst straights that he has ever experienced. His arrest closes this episode.
Regular Cast: Susan Hampshire (Glencora), Philip Latham (Plantagenet)
Guest Cast: Mel Martin (Violet Effingham), Moray Watson (Barrington Erle), Donald Pickering (Dolly Longstaffe), Robin Bailey (Mr Gresham), Bryan Pringle (Mr Monk), Donal McCann (Phineas Finn), Sarah Badel (Lizzie), Barbara Murray (Marie Goestler), Maurice Quick (Collingwood), Anthony Ainley (Reverend Emilius), Derek Jacobi (Lord Fawn), Roger Livesey (Duke of St Bungay), John Hallam (Lord Chiltern), Peter Sallis, June Whitfield, Jo Kendall, Jeremy Clyde, Roderick Shaw, Barnaby Shaw, Veronica Doran, Edward Hardwicke, Ray Marioni, Antony Carrick
Writer: Simon Raven / Novels: Anthony Trollope / Director: Ronald Wilson
Airdate: 11 May 1974 on BBC Two
Series: The Pallisers Season 1 Episode 17
Show Info: Period drama series. The lives of various members of the wealthy Palliser family in Victorian times.