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The Pallisers 

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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced marriage of Glencora (Susan Hampshire), the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of study. The ... See full summary »
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1975   1974  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Susan Hampshire ...  Glencora / ... 26 episodes, 1974
Philip Latham ...  Plantagenet / ... 26 episodes, 1974
Barbara Murray ...  Marie Finn / ... 21 episodes, 1974
Moray Watson ...  Barrington Erle 20 episodes, 1974
Donald Pickering ...  Dolly Longstaffe 20 episodes, 1974
Maurice Quick Maurice Quick ...  Collingwood 19 episodes, 1974
Roger Livesey ...  Duke of St. Bungay 18 episodes, 1974
Donal McCann ...  Phineas Finn 17 episodes, 1974
Bryan Pringle ...  Mr. Monk 13 episodes, 1974
Roland Culver ...  Duke of Omnium 11 episodes, 1974
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced marriage of Glencora (Susan Hampshire), the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of study. The backdrop is the House of Commons in England as we watch the comings and goings and loves and tragedies of the powerful and not-so-powerful. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net> (Added correction, yetivelorry@yahoo.com)

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

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The Pallisers See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes) | (26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Hayley Mills was originally cast as Glencora Palliser, but backed out when her doctor thought it would be too strenuous as she had just had a baby. Meanwhile, Susan Hampshire had also just had a baby, but her daughter had died. Susan's doctor thought work would be the best thing for her, so she took the part. See more »

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Alice Vavasor: Lady Glencora, gentlemen, has the gift of laughter, which has always been hated by the poor in spirit and loved by the gods.
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Referenced in Are You Being Served?: The Think Tank (1974) See more »

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The Narration....
14 June 2006 | by BarbaraDiSarleSee all my reviews

Does anyone know why the beautiful narration by Greer Garson was removed from the DVD? I too loved the series and want to watch it again but with the narration and cannot locate a VHS or DVD with it.

I remember looking forward to every Sunday evening with Alistair Cooke and The Pallisers. Wonderful. We would sip sherry and not speak for one hour.

The cast, in my view, was brilliant. The costumes authentic and because of the way in was filmed in 1974, I felt I was watching and enjoying live theatre. This would be a brilliant class project for students in a high school. To hear beautiful English spoken and watch a tale of long ago unfold each week for a whole term. Marvelous.


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