A set of production values in search of a script, Lillie (LWT) has made a definite appeal for the eye, but goes through the mind like a stream of neutrinos.
So great is the beauty and powerful the talent of Francesca Annis that she almost contrives to distract you from the inanity of the lines she has been given to speak. But always when she is not on screen, and often enough when she is, you realise that the story being told is not worth telling. On this evidence, Lillie Langtry was no more interesting than any other social-climbing glamour-puss.
29 October, 1978