Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1974 on ITV



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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?

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions