Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington by Michael Symmons Roberts
As Lily Dale fights scarlet fever, Dr Crofts is a frequent visitor at the Small House. His patient, however, is not the only focus of his attentions. In London, Johnny Eames struggles to extricate himself from his tangled romance with Amelia. Meanwhile Crosbie begins to understand just exactly what kind of life he is marrying into as preparations for his wedding with Lady Alexandrina move on apace.
Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant
Written by Michael Symmons Roberts
Directed by Gary Brown
Produced by Charlotte Riches
The Small House of Allington is the fifth instalment of The Barchester Chronicles, 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.