Pere Goriot

June Ritchie and Michael Goodliffe in Pere Goriot
June Ritchie and Michael Goodliffe in Pere Goriot

Gilded Youth 
BBC
Episode aired 13 June 1971
After years of providing for his two daughters, marrying them into the aristocracy, paying off their debts and catering to their whims, Pere Goriot is penniless and forced to live in a boarding house.
The Mandarin 
BBC
Episode aired 20 June 1971
Impecunious Eugene introduces himself to an aristocratic relative, Mme de Beauseant.
Vautrin 
BBC
Episode aired 27 June 1971
Eugene falls in love with Goriot’s daughter, Delphine.  Desperately in need of money he is about to agree to the plan for murder conceived by the philosopher of evil, Vautrin.
Father
BBC
Episode aired 4 July 1971
Goriot’s consuming love for his daughters causes him to give the last of his money to Delphine so she and her lover can buy a new home. 

Programme Notes

June Ritchie played Goriot's daughter Delphine in episodes 2,3 and 4.
June Ritchie

1938-

Michael Goodliffe

1914-1976

David Dundas

1945-

David Dundas

Eugene de Rastignac
Michael Bilton

1919-1993