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The House of Eliott 

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Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new ... See full summary »
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1994   1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Stella Gonet ...  Beatrice Eliott 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Louise Lombard ...  Evangeline Eliott 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Aden Gillett ...  Jack Maddox 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy ...  Tilly Foss / ... 34 episodes, 1991-1994
Judy Flynn ...  Madge Althorpe / ... 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Diana Rayworth Diana Rayworth ...  Betty Butcher 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Victoria Alcock ...  Agnes Clarke 26 episodes, 1991-1994
Stephen Churchett ...  Joseph Wint 22 episodes, 1992-1994
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ...  Charles Quance 15 episodes, 1992-1994
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Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. What they can do ,is make amazing clothes and both dream of being able to be dress makers under the Elliott name. There is of course love problems on top of those money ones, oh to be young in a changing world. Written by Abigail Duffin

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Exterior shots took place at 24 Berkeley Square, Bristol, which was at the time (and still is) home to Taylor and Taylor advertising agency. See more »

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Referenced in Being Human: Adam's Family (2011) See more »

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Wonderful BBC period drama

Its only drawback is Stella Gonet's awful, smug, toe-curling and overwrought acting. I wonder if the series was cancelled because of successive director's inability to get anything other than hysterical facial expressions and over enunciations out of her. Phew. What a relief to finally say it out loud.

Shame they couldn't because, regardless of some of the unlikely plots and the occasional laughable conintinuity, it was an excellent series.

Don't watch the French and Saunders spoof, though. You won't be able to watch the series twice.


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English

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31 August 1991 (UK) See more »

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(34 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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