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Two Different Sets of People

4 Extra Debut. The young vicar is attracted by the country house parties, little knowing what repercussions are in store. Stars Pip Carter.

by Anthony Trollope, dramatised by Nick Warburton

For young Mark Robarts, life as the Vicar of Framley can sometimes feel a little too quiet. So, risking the wrath of Lady Lufton and leaving his wife and children, he heads off for the allure of country house parties, little knowing the repercussions which are in store.

Music composed by David Robin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow

Framley Parsonage is the fourth book in the Barchester Chronicles and the focus moves to Framley and its young vicar, Mark Robarts. Friend of the local landowner's son, the dashing Lord Lufton, Mark cannot resist the lure of celebrity beyond his own village. But he's to risk everything in his ambitious pursuits, including his devoted wife and children and his sister's happiness.

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Aug 2018 03:00


Role Contributor
Mrs Baxter Maggie Steed
Mark Robarts Pip Carter
Fanny Robarts Charity Wakefield
Lady Lufton Kate Buffery
Lord Lufton Joe Coen
Lucy Robarts Sarah Ovens
Mr Sowerby Nicholas Farrell
Miss Dunstable Hattie Morahan
Mrs Proudie Joanna Monro
Harold Smith Clive Hayward
Dr Forrest Clive Hayward
Mrs Smith Elaine Claxton
Dolly Elaine Claxton
Griselda Sarah Sweeney
Dr Robarts David Cann
Groom David Cann
Waiter David Cann
Culpepper David Cann
Director Marion Nancarrow
Adaptor Nick Warburton
Author Anthony Trollope