Jennie: My dear, you're beginning to sound like a radical.
Randolph: Only because I'm a true conservative.
Jennie (to Randolph): I don't see any point in being in disgrace if you can't say shocking things sometimes. Especially if they're true.
Duke: What on earth am I going to say to the Chief Secretary for Ireland?
Jennie: Perhaps you can tell him that Randolph is old enough to speak for himself.
Duchess: He's never spoken for himself before.
Randolph (from the floor of Parliament): Repression is always required for the government of Ireland when the Liberals are in power.
Disraeli: My dear Randolph, I most heartily approve of the light cavalry and all you have done. The skirmishing as been magnificent but I do beg you remember there is more to politics and war than mere harassment of the enemy. The object is to defeat him not just annoy.
Jennie: Sir, you're not leaving?
Disraeli: Alas, even the most glittering throng goes dim to ancient eyes.
Jennie: Randolph has such a genius for pretending to listen while his mind is on something else.
Salisbury: That's a thing that all politicians have to learn young or they never survive.
Randolph (after Jennie takes away his cigarette): Can't a man have any pleasures in life?
Jennie: I can't think of any you don't have.
Randolph (to Jennie): England's a democracy for better or for worse. If it's to be for better it must be a Tory democracy.
Jennie (about Winston): If Everest can't manage him I certainly can't. I have to manage Randolph.
Jennie (to Randolph): I am not going to be shut away with your mother and play widows with her.
Kinsky: There are others who appreciate Randolph's absence too.
Jennie: You'd better make the most of it. He'll be back in a month.
Leonie (to Jennie and Kinsky): Are you two coming or are you going to flirt all night?
This episode first aired in the United States on October 22, 1975 as an episode of the PBS series Great Performances.
Jeremy Brett is best remembered for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in numerous British TV productions during the 1980's and 90's.