The Pallisers (1974– )

Part Sixteen 

Bonteen offers his protection to Lady Eustace, who is being abused and extorted by Emilius and manages to lose the support of Plantagenet for the Chancellor's job.


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
Donal McCann ... Phineas Finn
Peter Sallis ... Mr. Bonteen
June Whitfield ... Mrs. Bonteen
Barbara Murray ... Marie Goesler
Roger Livesey ... Duke of St. Bungay
Anna Massey ... Laura Kennedy
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Lizzie
Anthony Ainley ... Rev. Emilius
Jeremy Clyde ... Gerard Maule
Jo Kendall ... Adelaide Palliser
Derek Jacobi ... Lord Fawn
Moray Watson Moray Watson ... Barrington Erle
Donald Pickering ... Dolly Longstaffe


Lady Eustace seeks the help of Bonteen as Reverend Emilius has ceased practicing his vocation and is extorting money from her. When she refuses to sign over additional funds, he locks her in her room. She escapes with some tied bedsheets, and Bonteen offers her the protection of his home and legal advice despite a decided lack of enthusiastic support from his wife. Confidant that he will succeed Plantagenet to the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer Bonteen makes some inappropriate comments that ultimately turn Palliser and St. Bungay against him. Bonteen also is unrelenting in his dislike of Finn and works to deny him even a junior cabinet post despite the Pallisers efforts on his behalf. Now considered insane, Kennedy is confined to his Scottish castle which frees Laura and her father to return to England, but Slide continues to print innuendos questioning his character. Glencara tries to play matchmaker to Adelaide Palliser, a distant cousin of Planty, and introduces her to Lord ... Written by

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Drama | Romance





Release Date:

4 May 1974 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Mr. Monk: [Noticing that Lord Fawn has replaced them as an invited guest in Glencora's boudoir] The Duchess seems to have rather a full program this evening.
Barrington Erle: She's a sight too fond of sticking her fork in other people's dinner.
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The Blue Danube
Music by Johann Strauss
Played on Pallliser piano
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