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1 :01x01 - Emilie

Sep/24/1978
The series opener depicts the early years of Emilie Le Breton, later to be known to the world as Lillie Langtry, growing up on the Isle of Jersey and marrying Edward Langtry, whom she believes to be very wealthy.
Guest Stars: Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Patrick Holt as Dean Le Breton | Adam Bareham as Clement Le Breton | Maggie Bates as Lady Suffield | Helene Breck as Elizabeth Jane Price | Christopher Brown (1) as George Bentham | Robert Burbage as Michel Corbet | Clare Clifford as Clara | Simon Fisher-Turner as Reggie Le Breton | David Gwillim as Arthur Jones | Michael Hawkins as Colonel Wallis | Anthony Stewart Head as William Le Breton | Melanie Hughes as Alice | Hana Maria Pravda as Madame Nicole | David Rintoul as Charles Longley | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | Edgar Wreford as Lord Suffield
Director: John Gorrie

2 :01x02 - Mrs. Langtry

Oct/01/1978
Lillie convinced Edward to move to London after an illness but discovers that her husband is not as wealthy as she first believed.
Guest Stars: Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Patrick Holt as Dean Le Breton | Adam Bareham as Clement Le Breton | Patricia Carroll as Pianist | Peter Clapham as Harrison | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Edward Dentith as Lord Ranelagh | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Don Fellows as J. M. Whistler | Simon Fisher-Turner as Reggie Le Breton | Basil Hoskins as J. E. Millais | Diana Johnson as Mrs. Jenner | Mary Kenton as Lady Sebright | Sally Lahee as Maid | Knight Mantell as Evans | Jenny Robbins as Nurse | Ray Roberts as Captain | Alan Rowe as Dr. Lewis | Robert Tunstall as Frederick Leighton | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton
Director: John Gorrie

3 :01x03 - The Jersey Lily

Oct/08/1978
Lillie finally manages to crash London society where she becomes a hit and is nicknamed "the Jersey Lily."
Guest Stars: Derek Smith as King Leopold | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Don Fellows as J. M. Whistler | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Mischa de la Motte as Major Domo | Rosalyn Elvin as Princess Louise | Debbie Farrington as Sally | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Gary Hope as Edward Poynter | Basil Hoskins as J. E. Millais | John Humphry (1) as Lord Rosslyn | Timothy Kightley as Alfred Gillis | Jenny Laird as Mrs. Stratton | Desmond Llewelyn as Lord Dudley | Rosina Stewart as Mrs. Moberly | Joanna Wake as Mrs. Wheeler | Nicola White as Effie Millais | Paul Williamson (2) as Lord Warncliffe | Yvonne Manners as Lady Warncliffe | Wanda Moore as Lady Dudley
Director: John Gorrie

4 :01x04 - The New Helen

Oct/15/1978
King Leopold of Belgium gets the hots for Lillie but she rebuffs his advances. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde writes a poem about her.
Guest Stars: Derek Smith as King Leopold | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Don Fellows as J. M. Whistler | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Maggie Bates as Lady Suffield | Bruce Boa as Joaquin Miller | David Dixon (1) as Prince Leopold | Debbie Farrington as Sally | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Anne Godfrey as Lady | Joseph Horovitz as Rubenstein | Neville Marten as Downey | Alex Scott (1) as Sir Allen Young | Joanna Wake as Mrs. Wheeler | Jeffry Wickham as Lord Hartington | Edgar Wreford as Lord Suffield | Philip York as Moreton Frewen

5 :01x05 - Bertie

Oct/22/1978
Sparks fly when Lillie meets Edward, Prince of Wales for the first time.
Guest Stars: Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | John Bryans (1) as C. J. Freake | Terence Davies as Wilkinson | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Edward Dentith as Lord Ranelagh | David Dixon (1) as Prince Leopold | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Don Fellows as J. M. Whistler | Anne Firbank as Princess Alexandra | David Gwillim as Arthur Jones | Leonard Kavanagh as Simmons | Sheila Mitchell as Charlotte Knollys | Wanda Moore as Lady Dudley | Sheila Reed as Queen Victoria | Alex Scott (1) as Sir Allen Young | Edgar Wreford as Lord Suffield | Philip York as Morton Frewen

6 :01x06 - Let Them Say

Oct/29/1978
Lillie and the Prince of Wales have been lovers for over a year when she meets Crown Prince Louis of Battenberg. Will it be bye bye Bertie?
Guest Stars: Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Patrick Holt as Dean Le Breton | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | Cheryl Campbell as Sarah Bernhardt | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Debbie Farrington as Sally | Don Fellows as J. M. Whistler | Anne Firbank as Princess Alexandra | John Gabriel (1) as Benjamin Disraeli | David Gwillim as Arthur Jones | John Humphry (1) as Lord Rosslyn | Yvonne Manners as Lady Warncliffe | Sheila Mitchell as Charlotte Knollys | Wanda Moore as Lady Dudley | Sheila Reed as Queen Victoria | Patrick Ryecart as Prince Rudolph | Alex Scott (1) as Sir Allen Young | Michael Sheard as Colonel Hertzel | Julian Sherrier as Ferdinand de Rothschild | Joanna Wake as Mrs. Wheeler | Edgar Wreford as Lord Suffield | Philip York as Morton Frewen

7 :01x07 - The Sailor Prince

Nov/05/1978
Lillie falls out of favor with the Prince of Wales leading to a decline in hers and her husband's opulent lifestyle.
Guest Stars: Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Patrick Holt as Dean Le Breton | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | Dixon Adams as Horace Avory | Anthony Ainley as Lord Carrington | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | Peter Birrel as Adolphus Rosenberg | Philip Brack (1) as Lord Rosebery | John Bryans (1) as C. J. Freake | Janet Burnell as Catherine Gladstone | John Castle as Prince Louis | David Crosse as Sgt. Parry | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Vernon Dobtcheff as George Lewis | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Anne Firbank as Princess Alexandra | Jonathan Fowler as Paper Boy | Christopher Frederick as Fritz | Michael Haughey as Fry | Basil Hoskins as J. E. Millais | Jason James (2) as Equerry | Joanna Mackie as Jenny Colet | John Pennington as Francis Laking | John Phillips as William Gladstone | Ronald Russell as Justice Hawkins | Malcolm Tierney as Lord Charles Beresford
Writer: John Gorrie

8 :01x08 - Going on the Stage

Nov/12/1978
Lillie gets pregnant by Louis of Battenberg and her old lover, the Prince of Wales, sends her to Paris to have the baby. After the birth of her daughter, Lillie makes plans to go on the stage.
Guest Stars: Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Anthony Ainley as Lord Carrington | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | Tony Church as Squire Bancroft | Annette Crosbie as Henrietta Labouchere | Brian Deacon as Frank Miles | Vernon Dobtcheff as George Lewis | Anne Firbank as Princess Alexandra | David Gwillim as Arthur Jones | Jason James (2) as Equerry | Joanna Lloyd as Lady Brooke | Richard Pescud as Dr. Pratt | Elizabeth Power as Ellen Terry
Director: Tony Wharmby
Writer: John Gorrie

9 :01x09 - America

Nov/19/1978
After a successful stage run in London, Lillie travels to New York and takes the place by storm. She also manages to have an affair with one Freddie Gerbhard.
Guest Stars: Emma Allum as Jeanne Marie | Amanda Boxer as Constance Wilde | Stephanie Cole as Agnes Langtry | Norwich Duff as Reporter | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Toria Fuller as Clara Frewen | Garrick Hagon as Bury Dasent | Jerry Harte (1) as Henry Abbey | William Hootkins as Colonel Cunningham | Barry Justice as Sir George Chetwynd | Richard LeParmentier as Reporter | Greg Mandell as Pageboy | Tony Mathews (1) as Lord Lonsdale | Gilbert O'Brien as Desk Clerk | George Roubicek as Pierre Lorilland | Tony Sibbald as Hotel Manager | Philip York as Morton Frewen | Michael J. Shannon as Freddie Gebhard
Director: John Gorrie
Writer: John Gorrie

10 :01x10 - Home on the Range

Nov/26/1978
Having taken America by storm, Lillie returns to London where she makes a new conquest.
Guest Stars: Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Patrick Holt as Dean Le Breton | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | John Bennett as Abe Hummell | Christopher Bramwell as Robert Peel | Simon Chandler as Sir George Arthur | Vernon Dobtcheff as Sir George Lewis | Norwich Duff as Reporter | Tommy Duggan (1) as Judge Roy Bean | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Christina Greateaux as Lillian Russell | Garrick Hagon as Bury Dasent | Robert Harthy as Beverly | David Healy (1) as Diamond Jim Brady | Nicholas Jones (1) as Squire Abington | Ray Marioni as Croupier | Claire McLellan as Jeanne Marie | Bruce Montague as Charles Coghlan | Michael J. Shannon as Freddie Gebhard | Simon Shepherd as Lord Alfred Douglas
Director: Tony Wharmby

11 :01x11 - Mr. Jersey

Dec/03/1978
Lillie begins having an affair with wealthy jockey Squire Abington who has a history of physically abusing women.
Guest Stars: Denis Lill as Edward, Prince of Wales | Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde | Anton Rodgers as Edward Langtry | Jennie Linden as Patsy Cornwallis-West | Peggy Ann Wood as Mrs. Le Breton | Philip Anthony as Dr. Lawrence | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | Adam Bareham as Clement Le Breton | Christopher Bramwell as Robert Peel | Lesley Daine as Nance Rawlings | William Davies (2) as Pianist | Catherine Feller as Dominique | John Gatrell as Maurice | Maxine Gordon as Jeanne Marie | Stephen Gordon (1) as Reporter | Paul Greenhalgh as Richard Le Galliene | Robert Hartley as Beverly | Nicholas Jones (1) as Squire Abington | John Justin as Prince Paul Esterhazy | Oengus MacNamara as Jim Carney | John Rolfe as O'Brien | Simon Shepherd as Lord Alfred Douglas | Graham Sinclair as Charlie Mitchell | Philip Voss as Edward Carson | James Warwick (2) as Hugo de Bathe
Director: John Gorrie

12 :01x12 - Sunset and Evening Star

Dec/10/1978
Lillie gets re-married to Hugo de Bathe only to have her daughter, Jeanne Marie, discover the truth about her parentage.
Guest Stars: David Allister as Edward Michael | John Barcroft as Francis Knollys | Adam Bareham as Clement Le Baron | Roger Bizley as George Alexander | John Castle as Prince Louis | John Curless as Louis Barreya | Joanna David as Jeanne Marie | Catherine Feller as Dominique | Anne Firbank as Queen Alexandra | Paul Gregory as Ian Malcolm | John Justin as Prince Paul Esterhazy | Richard Kay as Charles Hawtrey | David King (1) as Sidney Grundy | Penelope Lee (1) as Lady de Gray | Sheila Mitchell as Charlotte Knollys | Jill Simcox as Princess May | Keith Varnier as Prince George | James Warwick (2) as Hugo de Bathe | Deborah Watling as Georgie Reed | Elaine Wells as Alice | Denis Lill as King Edward VII
Director: Tony Wharmby

13 :01x13 - Fifty Cents a Dance

Dec/17/1978
Still estranged from her daughter, Lillie moves to Monaco after the conclusion of World War I. Eventually, Lillie's grandson reconciles her with daughter Jeanne Marie.
Guest Stars: Anne Firbank as Queen Alexandra | Peggy Aitchison as Lady Stallholder | David Alister as Edward Michael | Timandra Alwyn as Mary Malcolm | Neville Barber as Doctor | Adam Bareham as Clement Le Breton | George Belbin as Colonel | Lynn Clayton as Daisy Harrison | Geoffrey Colville as Vicar of Kentford | Freda Dowie as Mathilde Peat | Paul Gregory as Ian Malcolm | Paul Herzberg as Louis D'Albani | David King (1) as Sidney Grundy | Penelope Lee (1) as Lady de Grey | Robert Lister as Robert | Michelle Magorian as Cicely Courtneidge | Patrick Marley as Somerset Maugham | Pauline Minear as Companion | Elizabeth Power as Ellen Terry | Adam Richardson as Victor Malcolm | Carmen Silvera as Mrs. Van Schuyler | Jill Simcox as Queen Mary | Jessica Spencer as Baroness | Frank Tregear as Stage Doorkeeper | Michael Walker (2) as Angelo | Ray Marioni as Croupier | Keith Varnier as King George V
Director: John Gorrie
Writer: John Gorrie
Warning: Lillie guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Celebrities | Drama | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 1978
Ended: December 17, 1978
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