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Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic 

Disraeli (original title)
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1980  
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Series cast summary:
Ian McShane ...  Benjamin Disraeli 4 episodes, 1978
Rosemary Leach ...  Queen Victoria 4 episodes, 1978
Mary Peach ...  Mary Anne / ... 3 episodes, 1978
Brett Usher Brett Usher ...  Edward Lytton Bulwer / ... 3 episodes, 1978
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  W.E. Gladstone / ... 3 episodes, 1978
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ...  Lord John Manners 3 episodes, 1978
Brewster Mason ...  Chancellor Bismarck / ... 2 episodes, 1978
David de Keyser David de Keyser ...  Baron de Rothschild 2 episodes, 1978
David Wood ...  Lord Derby 2 episodes, 1978
John Gregg John Gregg ...  Lord Salisbury 2 episodes, 1978
Frances Bennett ...  Lady Chesterfield 2 episodes, 1978
Brendan Barry Brendan Barry ...  Sir Stafford Northcote 2 episodes, 1978
Patrick Drury Patrick Drury ...  Montagu Corry / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes ...  Philip Rose 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Miles Peter Miles ...  Lord Henry Lennox 2 episodes, 1978
Leigh Lawson ...  Count Alfred D'Orsay 2 episodes, 1978
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ...  Lady Blessington 2 episodes, 1978
Mark Dignam ...  Lord Lyndhurst 2 episodes, 1978
William Russell ...  Wyndham Lewis 2 episodes, 1978
Aubrey Morris ...  Isaac D'Israeli 2 episodes, 1978
Maria Charles Maria Charles ...  Maria D'Israeli 2 episodes, 1978
Barrie Cookson Barrie Cookson ...  Lord Derby / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Jenny Lipman Jenny Lipman ...  Sarah D'Israeli 2 episodes, 1978
Patricia Hodge ...  Rosina Bulwer 2 episodes, 1978
Antony Brown ...  Sir Robert Peel 2 episodes, 1978
Godfrey Quigley ...  Daniel O'Connell 2 episodes, 1978
Sheridan Fitzgerald Sheridan Fitzgerald ...  Selina Forester 2 episodes, 1978
David Riley David Riley ...  George Smythe 2 episodes, 1978
Anton Rodgers ...  Lord George Bentinck 2 episodes, 1978
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic See more »

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(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Exceptional BBC Miniseries
10 December 2000 | by sunspotSee all my reviews

I was only about 12 when PBS here in the US originally aired this, and I recall pretending to be sick and staying home one day from school so that I could catch the final episode one weekday afternoon. I probably learned more about history that day than I did in a year wasted in our public schools, and it was entertaining, too.

Sadly, the BBC doesn't seem to produce shows like this anymore, and if they do PBS isn't buying them. Pity.


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