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Games at Ullathorne

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 February 2014

Games at Ullathorne
by Anthony Trollope, dramatised by Nick Warburton

Miss Thorne brings the whole of Barchester together for a summer Fete - and unwittingly introduces the two adversaries, Mr Arabin and Mr Slope. But now their rivalry is at a height, each having realised their love for the widow, Eleanor Bold.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Barchester Towers is the sequel to The Warden. Starting 4 years later, it follows Mr Harding, his daughter Eleanor and his son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly. Eleanor has returned home after Archdeacon Grantly has accused her of wanting to marry Obidiah Slope. Her disappointment in Francis Arabin has increased, as he seems to be more interested in the tantalising Madeline Neroni. Unknown to Eleanor, Madeline is encouraging her brother, Bertie, to pursue Eleanor too. And on top of all this, there are still two unanswered questions: who will be Warden of Hiram's Hospital and who will replace the old Dean if he dies?

The Barchester Chronicles is 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.

And the Barchester Chronicles return with "Dr Thorne" in May.


Mrs Baxter
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding
Tim Pigott-Smith
Archdeacon Grantly
Malcolm Sinclair
Miss Thorne
Una Stubbs
Eleanor Bold
Claire Price
Obidiah Slope
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni
Katherine Parkinson
Mr Arabin
Steve Toussaint
Bishop Proudie
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie
Joanna Monro
Bertie Stanhope
Joel MacCormack
John Norton
John Norton
Lady deCourcy
Carolyn Pickles
Georgie Fuller
Marion Nancarrow
Nick Warburton
Anthony Trollope


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