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Victorian England's upper class leaps to life in this BBC jewel from the 1970s. Based on Anthony Trollope's novels, The Pallisers was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, winning raves and an Emmy® Award for the splendid Susan Hampshire. Series 1 (episodes 1-8) begins with the meeting of Planty and Glencora. Over 6-1/2 hours on 4 cassettes or 4 DVDs (with extras). "Powerfully addictive...in the grand tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs... elegant, historical soap opera"—Time. Simon says: Before he got into the theater, Sir Michael Gambon swept up after and served tea to factory workers. He left school at age 15.
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Set in the palatial country houses and grand Mayfair salons of mid-Victorian England, The Pallisers is a sprawling BBC saga of wealth, passion, power, intrigue and scandal.
Based on the six "political" novels by Anthony Trollope -- called the finest sequence of fiction ever written about British Parliamentary life -- and adapted by contemporary British novelist Simon Raven, this series proved powerfully addictive to television audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
These first eight episodes introduce Plantagenet Palliser (Phillip Latham) and Lady Glencora (Emmy Award-winner Susan Hampshire), whose politically advantageous marriage sets the stage for this fascinating chronicle of three generations of a powerful aristocratic family. Also starring Anna Massey (Angels and Insects), Barbara Murray and Roland Culver as the formidable Palliser patriarch.
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