Lillie (1978– )
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Every artist and photographer in London wants to capture the newest PB (Professional Beauty), Lillie. Among Lillie's new admirers is poet Oscar Wilde.


John Gorrie


David Butler, James Brough (novel) | 2 more credits »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Francesca Annis ... Lillie
Anton Rodgers ... Edward Langtry
Peter Egan ... Oscar Wilde
Jennie Linden ... Patsy Cornwallis-West
Brian Deacon ... Frank Miles
Don Fellows ... J. M. Whistler
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... J. E. Millais
Nicola White Nicola White ... Effie Millais
Catherine Feller ... Dominique
Derek Smith Derek Smith ... King Leopold
Desmond Llewelyn ... Lord Dudley
Wanda Moore Wanda Moore ... Lady Georgiana Dudley
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ... Lord Wharncliffe
Yvonne Manners Yvonne Manners ... Lady Wharncliffe
Joanna Wake Joanna Wake ... Mrs. Wheeler


After several months, Lillie is finally beginning to receive invitations for dinners and other social occasions. Her husband Edward doesn't see the point of it all but goes along to make her happy. Soon she becomes the toast of London and is much in demand by portrait painters. She also develops a close friendship with Oscar Wilde who comes to adore her. After one particularly good portrait of her is unveiled, she is dubbed the Jersey Lily. There seems to be no end to her list of admirers, which include Lord Randolph Churchill and Princess Louise, and is even presented to Leopold, King of the Belgians. Written by garykmcd

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8 October 1978 (UK) See more »

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