Lillie - Season 1

ITV (ended 1978)




Episode Guide


  • Fifty Cents a Dance
    Episode 13
    In the years after Bertie's death Lillie spends a lot of her time abroad. During World War One she entertains the troops. In her final years she can finally make peace again with her estranged daughter.
  • 12/9/78
    After Edward Langtry's death Lillie marries a man twenty years her junior. Their open marriage shocks many people. The theft of her jewels makes it necessary for Lillie to return to the stage. When the newly-married Jeanne Marie discovers the truth about her real father, she refuses to see her mother again.moreless
  • Bertie
    Episode 12
  • Mr Jersey
    Episode 11
    A relationship with the violent Squire Abington lands Lillie in trouble, but she walks away with a new career in racing as "Mr Langtry". Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde faces a trial with possible tragic consequences.
  • Home on the Range
    Episode 10
    During her second tour of America preparations are made to get American citizenship for Lillie as this would simplify a divorce from Edward. But she's afraid that Edward might hear about Jeanne Marie in such proceedings. Her hesitation causes the end of her relationship with Freddie Gebhard. When Oscar Wilde offers her the role of a woman with an illegitimate daughter, Lillie also breaks off contact with her early benefactor.moreless
  • America!
    Episode 9
    Upon her arrival in America Lillie is greeted by Oscar, who has been on the lecture tour that helped to make his name. Her own tour is a success, not not as a result of her talents on the stage, but because her scandalous behaviour puts her name in the paper.moreless
  • Going on the Stage
    Episode 8
    Lillie spends her pregnancy in Jersey and Paris. After the child is born, she pretends it's her niece and leaves it with her mother in Jersey. She returns to London to start her theatrical career. With the help of Mrs Labouchere she makes her debut in the Twickenham town hall. A regular theatre company is convinced to give her a try when it is made clear the Prince of Wales would appreciate the gesture. Lillie is an instant success.moreless
  • The Sailor Prince
    Episode 7
    Lillie's failing marriage becomes fodder for newspaper gossip. But it's her relationship with Prince Louis of Battenberg that brings a huge change to her life.
  • Let Them Say
    Episode 6
    A year into their relationship, Bertie is generally expected to drop Lillie. But after the Austrian Crown Prince shows an interest in her, a jealous Bertie takes her on as his official mistress, even introducing her to the court. Meanwhile, Lillie begins to get restless, wanting a career and true love.moreless
  • Bertie
    Episode 5
    The artists who introduced Lillie to London society, discover that's she's spending more time with a secret admirer. When even Edward Langtry finds out that it's the Prince of Wales, the Prince tries to hide the illicit nature of their relationship by introducing Lillie to his wife, Princess Alexandra.
  • The New Helen
    Episode 4
    Lillie risks losing her new-found position in society when she spurns King Leopold's advances. Luckily, most gentlemen, including the younger brother of the Prince of Wales, remain infatuated with her and forgive her this faux pas. More and more Lillie realises that her marriage to Edward is nothing but a sham. She spends a lot of time with Oscar Wilde with whom she has a platonic love affair. And then she meets the Prince of Wales.moreless
  • The Jersey Lily
    The Jersey Lily
    Episode 3
    Her success as a model for several artists makes Lillie an instant celebrity in London society, though she hasn't got the money to keep up the appearance. As she is still mourning her brother, she gets away with wearing the same black dress over and over again.
  • Mrs Langtry
    Episode 2
    Lillie discovers that her husband isn't as rich and influential as she believed. A serious illness makes it necessary for her to recuperate in London. There she quickly becomes a hit with high society.
  • Emilie
    Episode 1
    Emilie Le Breton, the Dean of Jersey's daughter, grows up a bit of a tomboy. An attempt to make her more feminine by introducing her to London society turns into a disaster. But after a failed romance and a painful discovery about her father, Lillie tries to find a way to leave Jersey. The rich widower Edward Langtry could help her.moreless
  • The Jersey Lillie
    Episode 1