The House of Eliott

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1991X-RayTV-PG
Sisters Beatrice and Evangeline Eliott start their own London fashion house, and with fierce competition and fickle customers, they cannot afford to make mistakes.
Starring
Stella GonetLouise LombardAden Gillett
Genres
HistoricalDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    August 30 1991
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a row with their father, which accidentally culminates in his death, sisters Beatrice and Evangeline Eliott learn that unwise investments of his money and outstanding debts have left them virtually penniless.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    September 6 1991
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evie opens a letter addressed to her father and suspects it is from her father’s mistress.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    September 13 1991
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Evie begins her first job as an apprentice dressmaker with Mrs Partini, Mrs. Pearce calls upon Beatrice.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    September 20 1991
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evie is taken in by Sebastian’s charm, but Beatrice doubts whether he is, in fact, their half-brother.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    September 27 1991
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fed up with taking messages, Jack persuades the sister to install a telephone in their flat.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    October 4 1991
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evie and Beatrice continue to have problems getting financial backing for their business.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    October 11 1991
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The sisters now have enough funds to refurbish, decorate, and expand their premises.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    October 18 1991
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Evie is enjoying being courted by both Hugo and Sebastian, Beatrice’s own emotional life is put into turmoil.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    October 25 1991
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An increased workload causes a strained atmosphere, and Tilly has problems coping as her eyesight gradually gets worse along with headaches.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    November 1 1991
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evie’s design ideas mean using expensive fabrics, whereas Beatrice wants to be more commercial and cater for all types of figures using cheaper materials.
  11. 11. Episode 11
    November 8 1991
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evie is inspired to call their collection ‘Nocturne’ after a painting.
  12. 12. Episode 12
    November 15 1991
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's the day of the show when the sisters reveal their collection, and Yolande is not pleased with what she sees.

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Supporting actors
Cathy Murphy
Season year
1991
Network
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Lambie's MOMReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
HOE ( 1980's) Adaptation is Boring, Trite and Does NOT Stand Test of Time.
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I read MOST of the Amazon reviews here and bought the 1st (HOE) Series based on those reviews. I found this old series trite, overwhelmingly boring, dull, and dated. I wanted so hard to LOVE IT!!, based on the other reviews. The storyline is interesting, the female characters are not. All of the Amazon Reviewers, who state that there are tons of 1920's clothing designs, and costumes are semi- incorrect. What there is in this series are two spinster, women (sisters): one who is ultra controlling and ultra bitter, and the other sister, (younger), is a mouse! She whines and whines endlessly, about becoming an adult, but never really gets the job done. The younger sister, drones on and on about everything, while the older one controls her down to what the younger sister, wears, eats who she speaks to.. it's quite paranoic, really. (Yes! I realize this was de rigeur for the time period). The younger sister, constantly complains, and then fights back in little, twisted ways, all through the series. The storyline gets super tiring, very fast! I will not purchase any further into the series, it's too slow, too dated and too painful, listening to anymore of the Mouse Sister's whining. Normally, I love British Drama, and LOVE, LOVE DUCHESS of DUKE STREET! Talk about the costumes! And all of the "Miss Marple", and "H. Poirot"! The entire Sherlock Holmes, from Basil Rathbone to Jeremy Brett to Benedict Cumberbatch, LOVE THEM ALL! "Miss Fisher Presents", talk about endless 1920's costumes, and fabulous. Phyrnie, has got it all going on! That series is fabulous. Also, love "Flame Trees of Thika"!! And, LOVE, LOVE "The Yellow Wallpaper", Anne of Green Gables", is an endless favourite..but House of Eliot, misses the mark, at least this version does, by a mile...I do not hate or love HOE. It's just really old, boring, and dated all the way around. Sadly, I do not think that further expenditures spent on "HOE", will be worthwhile. I do not believe that this old series, unlike fine wine, will improve as these women move into their lives, as full adults living in the 1920's and 1930's......
9 people found this helpful
Judith ConnoleReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
It is used but perfectly okay
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Looking for this for a long time. Love this series
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John A. RinaldiReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better on DVD!!!!!!
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I first saw this show on on A&E several years back and taped it then. The DVD version has a few small scenes that were cut for A&E commercials,the story is great , the digital color remastering is superior!!! The only thing I miss is the commentary at the beginning and end of each episodes by Jean Marsh which was part of the A&E presentation. I also hope and pray that Acornmedia will also put out the second and third seasons of this great drama....If you love costume design, this is the one to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JamesJamesReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT TRANSFER - INFERIOR SOUND
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For some bewildering reason, the transfer for this wonderful series has very poor sound. One has to raise the volume to the max, to even begin to hear it. Much of the dialogue is swallowed.

A pity. And no, I am not going deaf: when you put another DVD title in, at the same sound level, the track is deafeningly LOUD.

Otherwise, a terrific romp through the '20s.
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LindazzReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Purchased as a gift
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I have watched this through season three and have purchased this video for a neighbor who's husband will be going hunting. She'll have time for "chick flicks". This is a very well written story about sisters in the early 1900 who start a fashion house. The sets and costumes are marvelous and real. The plot and dialogue are plausible. The characters grow and are well-developed. My husband enjoys watching this with me - the women are beautiful. But, men, if this is not your thing, this video would make a nice gift for your fashion-minded woman when you have to travel.
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victoriaReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
House of Eliott..You'll Want to See More
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This is the best series of 1920's and fashion that I have seen in years. It has 3 series and they all are good.
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L3Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Last of Trio
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We had the original VHS tapes for season 1 and bought the DVDs for seasons 2 and 3. We finally donated the tape and bought the S1 DVD. It's in fine viewing shape.
Lisa ReynoldsReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
A swell series.
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The clothes are great. The plot gets a little convoluted, but all and all an engrossing show. I bought this for a Downton Abbey fan who is home with a serious illness.
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