The House of Eliott

Season 2 Episode 5

Episode Seventeen

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Aired Unknown Oct 04, 1992 on BBC
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Episode Seventeen
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When the House of Eliott designs the costumes for a contemporary ballet, Jack becomes jealous of Bea's close relationship with the choreographer. Could it be more than just work? The case of the earring that went missing after the Flora and Fauna collection is solved. Bea and Jack celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Tilly and Norman finally tie the knot. Joseph is exceptionally concerned about the state of the House of Eliott accounts and he questions the rationale behind Ralph Saroyan's financial dealings. Meanwhile, Ralph casts suspicion over Joseph's honesty. Who can be trusted?moreless

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    Nicholas Chagrin

    Nicholas Chagrin

    David Devereaux

    Guest Star

    Amanda Mealing

    Amanda Mealing

    Jessie Christie

    Guest Star

    Bryony Brind

    Bryony Brind

    Isabel Novacks

    Guest Star

    Maggie Ollerenshaw

    Maggie Ollerenshaw

    Florence Ranby

    Recurring Role

    Toby Whitehouse

    Toby Whitehouse

    Norman Foss

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    Michael Culver

    Michael Culver

    Ralph Saroyan

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (Bea talks about her father, Henry Eliott who was supposed to be a medicine man)
        Bea: I remember I brought a frog in from the garden once and father told the maid to take it out and kill it immediately before we all caught diphtheria.

      • (Bea knows how to destroy a romantic evening and Jack reveals his resentment)
        Bea : I want a family, of course I do. But children are an enormous commitment Jack, you can't just have them and ignore them while you get on with the rest of your life.
        Jack : I know that. It's the rest of your life that worries me. It's always there.
        Bea: The House of Eliott is very important to me Jack.
        Jack: God, you don't have to tell me that. I've lived in its blasted shadow for the last year…what I object to is always, always coming a very poor second.

        (David describes his new ballet. If only Bea could spot the dramatic irony)
        David : Whatever happens through the second act, we must always know there was love in the first act. They regret it, they reset it, but it's always there. Even right at the end, when they've torn themselves apart through unfounded jealousy and they've become separate people again. We must always know there was love.
        Bea : It's very bleak view of a relationship.

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    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Peter tells Bea and Evie that the music for the ballet he is creating was influenced by Stavinsky. He is referring to the Russian composer who worked with Daghilev and the Russian Ballet on numerous occasions. Some of his most notable productions include: The Firebird in 1910, Petrushka in 1911 and The Rite of Spring in 1913.

      • David says the inspiration for his new ballet 'Hermitage' was 'The Canonization' by Donne. He is referring to the Metaphysical 16 th / 17 th century poet John Donne. He then goes on to quote from the final stanza of the poem: And thus invoke us; You whom reverend love made others hermitage; You to whom love was peace, that now is rage.

      • Jack says to choreographer David, You create your own work like Diaghilev?. He is referring to Sergei Diaghilev, the Russian ballet impresario who founded the Russian Ballet in 1909.

      • The narrative of the ballet mirrors the growing jealousy Jack feels towards the relationship between Bea and David.

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