Barchester Chronicles [2 Discs] [DVD] [1982]

Adapted from a series of novels by Anthony Trollope, the Masterpiece Theatre production of The Barchester Chronicles features Donald Pleasence as Reverend Harding. Scandal taints the town of Barchester after the local church becomes the object of a scathing investigative report about the use of church funds. The husbands of Harding's daughters are feuding with each other and each manipulates Harding for their individual purposes. A change in church leadership brings Harding into contact with Reverend Obadiah Slope (Alan Rickman), an unpleasant man who may be hiding some deep secrets.
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Overview

Special Features

  • "Middle England's Marvel": Commemorative profile of Peterborough Cathedral as it celebrated its 750th anniversary in 1989
  • Cast/author bios

Synopsis

The Barchester Chronicles
Adapted from a series of novels by Anthony Trollope, the Masterpiece Theatre production of The Barchester Chronicles features Donald Pleasence as Reverend Harding. Scandal taints the town of Barchester after the local church becomes the object of a scathing investigative report about the use of church funds. The husbands of Harding's daughters are feuding with each other and each manipulates Harding for their individual purposes. A change in church leadership brings Harding into contact with Reverend Obadiah Slope (Alan Rickman), an unpleasant man who may be hiding some deep secrets. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Alan Rickman
    Alan Rickman - Rev. Obadiah Slope
  • Donald Pleasence
    Donald Pleasence - Rev. Harding
  • Nigel Hawthorne
    Nigel Hawthorne - Archdeacon Grantly
  • Geraldine McEwan
    Geraldine McEwan
  • Susan Hampshire
    Susan Hampshire
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