Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill is a British television period serial made by Thames Television and broadcast in 1974. It starred Lee Remick in the title role of Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill. The series covers the time period from 1873 to 1921. In the United States, the series was aired as part of PBS' Great Performances.[1]

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Written byJulian Mitchell
Directed byJames Cellan Jones
StarringLee Remick
Ronald Pickup
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Executive producerStella Richman
ProducerAndrew Brown
Production companyThames Television
Original release5 November (1974-11-05) –
17 December 1974 (1974-12-17)

The series was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards at the 28th Primetime Emmy Awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, and four BAFTA TV Awards. Remick was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Jennie Jerome and won both Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.



No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
11"Jennie Jerome"5 November 1974 (1974-11-05)
Jennie Jerome, an American heiress meets British aristocrat Lord Randolph Churchill.
22"Lady Randolph"12 November 1974 (1974-11-12)
A feud between Randolph and the Prince of Wales results in the assignment to Ireland for Randolph and the family.
33"Recovery"19 November 1974 (1974-11-19)
Randolph's career is on the rise. Jennie becomes involved with Count Kinsky.
44"Triumph and Tragedy"26 November 1974 (1974-11-26)
Randolph's erratic behavior is a reflection of his illness. Jennie and Kinksy love each other with passion but Randolph needs Jennie in his final moments. She goes away with Randolph knowing that Kinsky will finish their relationship.
55"A Perfect Darling"3 December 1974 (1974-12-03)
Five years after the death of Randolph, Jennie meets George Cornwallis-West who is the same age as her son Winston. She charters the hospital ship RFA Maine to care for those wounded in the Second Boer War and creates The Anglo-Saxon Review. She marries George.
66"His Borrowed Plumes"10 December 1974 (1974-12-10)
Jennie solves her money problems by writing her memoirs and plays. She divorces an unfaithful George and becomes involved in her sons' lives.
77"A Past and a Future"17 December 1974 (1974-12-17)
Jennie feels lonely and worthless until she meets another much younger man, Montagu Phippen Porch. They marry and are very happy. Three years later, she has an accident and dies.


  1. ^ Brown, Les (9 September 1975). "Film on Welfare to Open Pbs Year". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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