The Pallisers

Series based on Trollope's political novels, dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Following on from the success of the Barchester Chronicles, a new 12 part series from the same team, based on Trollope's political novels, involving intrigue, love affairs, financial dealings and murder.

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Series based on Trollope's political novels, dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Following on from the success of the Barchester Chronicles, a new 12 part series from the same team, based on Trollope's political novels, involving intrigue, love affairs, financial dealings and murder.

Lady Glencora's search for romance and happiness begins Martyn Wade's dramatisation of Anthony Trollope's political novels.

The story of Lady Glencora and her search for romance and happiness.

Trollope's political novels begin with the story of Lady Glencora and her search for romance and happiness.

The political and romantic intrigue begins with Lady Glencora's search for love.

Stars David Troughton and Sophie Miles.

The political intrigues of a Victorian family begins with Lady Glencora's search for love.

The political intrigues of a Victorian aristocratic family begins with Lady Glencora's search for love.

Stars David Troughton.

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Lady Glencora has married Plantagenet Palliser and Alice is engaged to the disreputable George, but are they content?

As two major new characters - Phineas Finn and Lady Laura - arrive on the scene, we catch up on the news that Lady Glencora has married Plantagenet Palliser.

Alice Vavasor, having broken her engagement to John Grey, is now engaged to her disreputable cousin George.

But has either lady been true to her heart?

More political and romantic intrigue, with newlyweds and new arrivals Phineas and Laura.

Stars Ben Miles and Juliet Stevenson.

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Lady Glencora is expecting a baby, and Lady Laura disappoints Phineas by accepting Kennedy's proposal.

John Grey pursues Alice.

Having turned her back on Burgo forever, Lady Glencora has committed herself fully to her marriage and is expecting a baby, which Plantagenet hopes will be a son and heir.

Lady Laura has disappointed Phineas by accepting Kennedy's proposal, and John Grey continues to pursue Alice, no matter how many times she rejects him.

Lady Glencora expects a baby and Laura causes disappointment.

Stars Sophie Thompson.

More political and romantic intrigue as Lady Glencora expects a baby and Laura causes disappointment.

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Phineas Finn has at last won a seat in Parliament, but his romantic ambitions are going less smoothly.

Phineas Finn has at last won a seat in Parliament.

But his romantic ambitions are going less smoothly as he finds himself falling once again for a young lady whose heart lies elsewhere.

Little does he know that he is soon to cause anguish to a new arrival on the scene.

Trollope....David Troughton Palliser....Ben Miles Lady Laura....Juliet Stevenson Lady Glencora....Sophie Thompson Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Phineas Finn....Conleth Hill Chiltern....Scott Handy Kennedy....Kevin McMonagle Duke of Omnium....Robert Lang Gresham....Nickolas Grace Brentford....John Rowe Bonteen....Ioan Meredith Violet....Jaimi Barbakoff Slide....Damian Lynch.

Phineas Finn finally triumphs in Parliament, but his romantic ambitions are faltering.

Stars Ben Miles and David Troughton.

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Phineas Finn's political career is on the rise, but he's short of money.

Glencora worries over her children's inheritance.

By Anthony Trollope Dramatised by Martyn Wade Phineas Finn's political career is on the rise and he is short of money, but then help is offered from an unexpected quarter.

Glencora meanwhile is fearful that the Duke of Omnium may be planning to marry and provide an heir who would take precedence over their own children.

Trollope....David Troughton Palliser....Ben Miles Lady Glencora....Sophie Thompson Lady Laura....Juliet Stevenson Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Phineas Finn....Conleth Hill Chiltern....Scott Handy Kennedy....Kevin McMonagle Duke Of Omnium....Robert Lang Gresham....Nickolas Grace Bonteen....Ioan Meredith Violet....Jaimi Barbakoff Slide....Damian Lynch Sir Omicron Pie....Jonathan Keeble Sir Lamda Mewnew....Stephen Critchlow Original music by Elizabeth Parker Directed by Cherry Cookson

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Phineas Finn fears that events of the past are affecting his political career and there are rumours about his love life.

By Anthony Trollope.

Dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Phineas Finn fears that events of the past are affecting his political career.

Phineas fears his past will affect his career, and there are rumours over his love life.

Phineas fears his past will affect his career, and with rumours over his love life, a fresh setback awaits.

Stars Conleth Hill.

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As the world watches, the trial of Phineas Finn continues.

Meanwhile Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser receive some news.

by Anthony Trollope: As the trial of Finn continues, Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser's lives are changed forever.

Phineas Finn's trial grabs headlines, and Glencora and Plantagenet receive important news.

Phineas Finn's trial grabs headlines, while Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser receive important news.

Stars Juliet Stevenson.

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Glencora decides on a potentially disastrous course of action to help the Duke of Omnium in his new role as Prime Minister.

And as Palliser's domestic arrangements become more difficult, so do those of Mr Wharton and his daughter Emily.

Trollope....David Troughton Glencora....Sophie Thompson Palliser....Ben Miles Lopez....Greg Wise Mr Wharton....James Laurenson Emily....Emily Bruni Arthur Fletcher....Jonathan Keeble Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Duke Of St Bungay....Geoffrey Whitehead Parker....Gerard Mcdermott Mrs Roby....Frances Jeater Sir Orlando....Peter Marinker Everett....Geoffrey Streatfeild Directed by Marc Beeby.

Glencora opts for a potentially disastrous course of action to help the Prime Minister.

Stars Sophie Thompson and Greg Wise.

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As Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government, Emily and Ferdinand's new marriage is in trouble.

As Plantagenet confronts the problems of government, Emily and Ferdinand Lopez's new marriage hits trouble from the start.

Trollope....David Troughton Glencora....Sophie Thompson Palliser....Ben Miles Lopez....Greg Wise Mr Wharton....James Laurenson Emily....Emily Bruni Arthur Fletcher....Jonathan Keeble Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Duke Of St Bungay....Geoffrey Whitehead Parker....Gerard Mcdermott Mrs Roby....Frances Jeater Sir Orlando....Peter Marinker Everett....Geoffrey Streatfeild Sprugeon....Declan Wilson Mrs Parker....Lynne Verrall Policeman....Damian Lynch Directed by Marc Beeby

Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government.

Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government - and problems created by his wife.

Stars Ben Miles.

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As Palliser's government comes increasingly under attack, so Ferdinand Lopez's business standing becomes more difficult.

As Plantagenet Palliser's government comes under attack, so Ferdinand Lopez's standing is jeopardised, with tragic results.

Trollope....David Troughton Glencora....Sophie Thompson Palliser....Ben Miles Lopez....Greg Wise Mr Wharton....James Laurenson Emily....Emily Bruni Arthur Fletcher....Jonathan Keeble Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Duke Of St Bungay....Geoffrey Whitehead Parker....Gerard Mcdermott Mrs Roby....Frances Jeater Sir Orlando....Peter Marinker Everett....Geoffrey Streatfeild Sprugeon....Declan Wilson Mrs Parker....Lynne Verrall Policeman....Damian Lynch Directed by Marc Beeby

As Palliser's government comes under attack, so Lopez's standing becomes more difficult.

As Plantagenet Palliser's government comes under attack, so Lopez's standing becomes more difficult.

Stars Sophie Thompson.

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Glencora's daughter Mary falls in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune, and worst of all is a Conservative.

The story of Glencora and Plantagenet's children takes over as we see that some of their mother's spirit has transferred itself to her children.

Their daughter Mary has fallen in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune, and worst of all is a Conservative! Trollope....David Troughton Glencora....Sophie Thompson Palliser....Ben Miles Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet Silverbridge....Nicholas Boulton Mary....Rachael Stirling Mabel....Lydia Leonard Lady Cantrip....Frances Jeater Frank Tregear....Chris Moran Isabel....Madeleine Potter Popplecourt....Crispin Bonham-Carter Major Tifto....Philip Fox Mrs Montecute Jones....Rachel Atkins Directed by Cherry Cookson

Mary falls in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune.

Stars David Troughton.

Glencora's daughter Mary falls in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune.

Stars David Troughton and Sophie Thompson.

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The final episode sees reconciliation within the Palliser family as Lady Glencora's independence lives on through her children.

This final episode brings reconciliation within the Palliser family and a sense that Lady Glencora's independence of mind will live on through her children as they are forced to decide, as their mother had to all those years ago, between love and duty.

Lady Glencora's children must choose between duty and love.

Will the family be reconciled?

Will the family be reconciled? Stars Sophie Thompson.