The Pallisers (1974– )

Part Twenty-five 

After Tipto feels slighted by Silverbridge, he humiliates him into wagering 40,000 pounds on The Prime Minister, who comes up lame just before the Derby.


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
Anthony Andrews ... Earl of Silverbridge
Lynne Frederick ... Isabel Boncassen
Anna Carteret ... Lady Mabel Grex
Kate Nicholls Kate Nicholls ... Lady Mary
Jeremy Irons ... Frank Tregear
Barbara Murray ... Marie Finn
Jerry Stovin Jerry Stovin ... Mr. Boncassen
Eileen Erskine ... Mrs. Boncassen
Michael Cochrane ... Gerald
John Ringham ... Major Tifto
Donald Pickering ... Dolly Longstaffe
Basil Dignam ... Sir Orlando Drought
Josie Kidd Josie Kidd ... Miss Cassewary


Silverbridge is elected to Parliament as a Conservative and his father's disappointment is obvious. Lady Mabel Grex calls on him but Silverbridge is no longer as keen as he once was and is now smitten with the lovely American, Isabel Boncassen. Mabel is determined however to get him as her husband. Silverbridge also has to contend with his partner Major Tifto, co-owner of their horse the Prime Minister, and as a result makes an outrageously large bet at the upcoming races. Lady Mary meanwhile confides in her mother about her relationship with Frank Tregear and Glencora, while giving her blessing, agrees that Plantagenet may be a problem. She tries to get him to find Tregear a seat in Parliament but he isn't amenable to the suggestion. Glencora falls ill and takes to her bed with Marie Finn trying to nurse her back to good health Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance





Release Date:

26 October 1974 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Mrs. Boncassen, an American, alternates between a British accent and a Southern drawl. See more »


Plantagenet: [about horseracing] Oh, well, I know nothing about horses, Major Tifto, except that they have heads and tail.
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Sung by Isabel at the party
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