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The Pallisers: Phineas Redux (4) (S1EP18 BBC Two 18 May 1974, Peter Vaughan)



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Phineas Redux (4): We open with the forces of the Liberal party discussing what to do about Finn. While most of them feel he is innocent, they also feel that they can’t stand in the way of a trial. Marie pledges all that she has to help him. Laura wants to do so also, but her family prevents her. Later, Kennedy passes away and Laura inherits Loch Linter which, except for the ruined tower, she can’t abide. Adelaide convinces Gerard to propose and, in spite of their mutual lack of money, plans for their marriage continue. Laura visits Phineas in jail where she finds him very down. He now feels that he needs, not only to get off, but that it must be proved to the whole world that he is innocent. Since the police have accepted Emilius’ alibi, they are no longer investigating him, but Marie does and she discovers several facts of major importance. She goes to Prague to follow up on them. Mr Lovibond has found Emilius’ first wife and this will free Lizzie.

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

Guest Cast: Roger Livesey (Duke of St Bungay), Robin Bailey (Mr Gresham), Moray Watson (Barrington Erle), Bryan Pringle (Mr Monk), Barbara Murray (Marie Goestler), John Hallam (Lord Chiltern), Mel Martin (Violet Effingham), Anna Massey (Laura Kennedy), Donal McCann (Phineas Finn), Lockwood West (Lord Brentford), Sarah Badel (Lizzie), Derek Jacobi (Lord Fawn), Christopher Banks, Jo Kendall, Sheila Fay, June Whitfield, Veronica Doran, Benjamin Whitrow, Peter Vaughan, Carleton Hobbs, David Morrell, John Phillips, Antony Carrick

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

Airdate: 18 May 1974 on BBC Two

Series: The Pallisers Season 1 Episode 18

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