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Lily's past returns to haunt her, Grace has a difficult letter to write, Johnny makes a new friend and Mr Toogood begins to live up to his name.

by Anthony Trollope
dramatised by Nick Warburton
Part 2: Propose Propose

Lily's past returns to haunt her, Grace has a difficult letter to write, Johnny makes a new friend and Mr Toogood begins to live up to his name.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant
Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

This is the final book in Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles and many of the characters from both "The Small House at Allington" and "Framley Parsonage" return to finish his story of Barsetshire life set between 1855 and 1867. These 4 episodes focus in part on the story of the proud but impoverished vicar of Hogglestock, Josiah Crawley and the accusation that he has stolen and cashed a cheque. The whole of Barset has an opinion about Crawley's guilt or innocence, but no-one is more affected by it than Archdeacon Grantly's son, Henry, who has fallen in love with Crawley's daughter, Grace. Meanwhile, Johnny Eames has returned to try for the hand of Lily Dale, who is still devastated by the betrayal of her amoral fiance, Adolphus Crosbie. Happily, Mrs Baxter returns to tell the tale and give her inimitable opinion on events.
Maggie Steed plays Mrs Baxter and is joined by Adam Kotz, Tim Pigott-Smith, Samuel Barnett and Scarlett Alice Johnson.

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.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Mrs Baxter Maggie Steed
Lily Dale Scarlett Alice Johnson
Johnny Eames Samuel Barnett
Mr Crawley Adam Kotz
Grace Crawley Rhiannon Neads
Henry Grantly Mark Edel-Hunt
Mrs Dale Alexandra Mathie
Mrs Proudie Joanna Monro
Mr Toogood Sam Dale
Madalina Demolines Ayesha Antoine
Mrs Crawley Jane Slavin
Train guard David Acton
Hopkins Stephen Critchlow
Man at party Stephen Critchlow
Author Anthony Trollope
Adaptor Nick Warburton
Director Marion Nancarrow
Producer Marion Nancarrow

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