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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.

58 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Jul 2018 03:00

Credits

Role Contributor
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
Director Susan Roberts
Producer Charlotte Riches
Adaptor Michael Symmons Roberts
Author Anthony Trollope

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