The Pallisers (1974– )

Part Fourteen 

Lizzie Eustace faces charges of perjury when her maid turns state's evidence, and Finn returns from Ireland after his wife's death hoping to return to Parliament.


Ronald Wilson


Anthony Trollope (based on the novels of), Simon Raven (written for television by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Hampshire ... Glencora
Philip Latham ... Plantagenet
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Lizzie Eustace
Anthony Ainley ... Rev. Emilius
Roland Culver ... Duke of Omnium
Barbara Murray ... Marie Goesler
Donal McCann ... Phineas Finn
Maire Ni Ghrainne Maire Ni Ghrainne ... Mary Finn
Derek Jacobi ... Lord Fawn
Penelope Keith ... Mrs. Hittaway
Roger Livesey ... Duke of St. Bungay
Peter Sallis ... Mr. Bonteen
Moray Watson Moray Watson ... Barrington Erle
Martin Jarvis ... Frank Greystock
Terence Alexander ... Lord George


Lizzie Eustace's maid Crabstick turns state's evidence and tells police that her boyfriend buried the stolen diamond necklace somewhere in Italy but caught malaria and died before selling them or informing her of their location. Now Lizzie faces charges of perjury, the loss of her 50,000 pound necklace, and public humiliation. Now a pariah, she is turned out of the house of her "friend" Mrs. Crabtree, who presents her with a bill for her stay there, but her search for a male protector is rewarded in an unlikely quarter. Phineas Finn's wife dies in childbirth, and with a 5,000 pound legacy from his recently deceased father, returns to Britain in hopes of being reelected to Parliament. However, his embrace of unpopular causes puts him at odds with some of his fellow Liberal party members. He further endangers his position by agreeing to see Joseph Kennedy, who has suffered a mental breakdown and is living in exile on his Scottish estate. As a sidebar, Fawn renews his ham-handed pursuit ... Written by

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Drama | Romance





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20 April 1974 (UK) See more »

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Lord George: Lizzie, whatever the end of this affair... you've led us all such a dance as the Devil himself can't keep up with. 'No! 'My dear corsair' or no. I'm not having you aboard my pay.
Lord George: You're too hot a cargo!
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