Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne

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01The Barchester Chronicles2014050420140510

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

When Frank Gresham proposes to Dr Thorne's niece Mary on his twenty first birthday, his parents are horrified. Mary is poor and her parentage is unknown. To save the indebted Greshambury estate Frank must marry for money, not love. A rich heiress is hastily thrust towards him as a more suitable prospect.

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts

Directed by Susan Roberts

Produced by Charlotte Riches

Dr Thorne is the third instalment in a new series of dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's complete Barchester Chronicles. Dr Thorne has always kept the parentage of his niece and ward Mary a secret. When young Frank Gresham, the heir to the aristocratic Greshambury estate, expresses his desire to marry Mary, she suddenly finds her standing in society under scrutiny. Dr Thorne realises that the secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.

02The Barchester Chronicles2014051120140517

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

Back from a term at Cambridge, young Frank Gresham is more determined than ever to win the hand of Mary Thorne. Frank's mother Lady Arabella, is equally determined that such a match will never take place, for Frank must marry money to save the indebted Greshambury estate.

Dr Thorne is the third instalment in a new series of dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's complete Barchester Chronicles. Dr Thorne has always kept the parentage of his niece and ward Mary a secret. When young Frank Gresham, the heir to the aristocratic Greshambury estate, expresses his desire to marry Mary, she suddenly finds her standing in society under scrutiny. Dr Thorne realises that the secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts

Directed by Susan Roberts

Produced by Charlotte Riches

03 LASTThe Barchester Chronicles2014051820140524

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

After an enforced year away from Mary Thorne, Frank returns to Greshambury. Yet, with rumours that Frank did not spend his year alone and Louis deciding to re-direct his attentions to Mary, Lady Arabella is ever hopeful that Frank will do his duty and marry money.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts

Directed by Susan Roberts

Produced by Charlotte Riches

The Barchester Chronicles are Anthony Trollope's much-loved series of witty, gently satirical stories of provincial life set within the fictional cathedral town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire. With a focus on the lives, loves and tribulations of the local clergy and rural gentry, the canvas is broad and colourful, with a wonderful set of iconic characters whose lives we become intimately involved in as they grow up, grow old and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.