The Pallisers (1974– )

Part Thirteen 

Lizzie Eustace must travel to London and surrender her diamonds to the courts that are going to adjudicate their ownership but they are stolen en route.


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
Martin Jarvis ... Frank Greystock
Roland Culver ... Duke of Omnium
Barbara Murray ... Marie Goesler
Donal McCann ... Phineas Finn
Máire Ní Ghráinne Máire Ní Ghráinne ... Mary Finn
Helen Lindsay ... Mrs. Carbuncle
Terence Alexander ... Lord George
Anthony Ainley ... Rev. Emilius
Derek Jacobi ... Lord Fawn
Penelope Keith ... Mrs. Hittaway
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ... Lady Fawn
James Cossins ... Sergeant Bunfit


Lizzie Eustace is served with a subpoena summoning her to present herself in London and surrender her 50,000 pound diamond necklace before the court adjudicates ownership. She will be defended by her cousin, barrister Frank Greystock and accompanied in her journey by fortune hunters and hangers-on, Mrs. Carbuncle, Lord George, and Reverend Emilius. At the insistence of Mrs. Carbuncle they make it a two day trip with a night at Carlisle, and during the night, a thief breaks into her room and steals the case of diamonds. Lizzie confides to Lord George that she has lied to the police as the jewels were not in the case, but under her pillow. She conceals them in a roll-top desk, but finds on her return to Mrs. Carbuncle's house that the desk has been broken into and the diamonds really gone. Lizzie cannot tell the truth under threat of a charge of perjury. Now that her engagement to Lord Fawn is at an end, she vainly tries to seduce Greystock and George into becoming her male protector, ... Written by

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Drama | Romance





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13 April 1974 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Lizzie Eustace: But you will be true... You will take care of me in my ordeal?
Lord George: I dare say, the Devil will if I don't.
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The Blue Danube Waltz
Music by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Lyrics Joseph Weyl
Hummed by Lizzie Eustace
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