4 Extra Debut. Frank's parents are horrified when he proposes to the poor Mary. To save the estate, he must marry for money. Stars Iain Glenn.
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.
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|Mrs Baxter||Maggie Steed|
|Dr Thorne||Iain Glen|
|Frank Gresham||Douglas Booth|
|Mary Thorne||Pippa Bennett-Warner|
|Roger Scratcherd||Ron Cook|
|Lady Scratcherd||Liza Tarbuck|
|Lady Arabella||Pippa Haywood|
|Squire Gresham||Michael Bertenshaw|
|Miss Dunstable||Hattie Morahan|
|Revered Oriel||Nick Haverson|
|Patience Oriel||Jaimi Barbakoff|
|George de Courcy||Wilf Scolding|
|Countess de Courcy||Richenda Carey|
|Adaptor||Michael Symmons Roberts|