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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 November 1982 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Alan Rickman: 10 key performances
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 January 2016, 4:53 AM, PST)

R.I.P. Alan Rickman
 (From Dark Horizons. 14 January 2016, 4:11 AM, PST)

Geraldine McEwan, Miss Marple star, dies aged 82
 (From Digital Spy - TV news. 31 January 2015, 11:22 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Very interesting character study with enough humor to bring you through the slower bits. See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 28 of 30)

Donald Pleasence ... Rev. Septimus Harding (7 episodes, 1982)
Janet Maw ... Eleanor Bold / ... (7 episodes, 1982)

Nigel Hawthorne ... Archdeacon Grantly / ... (7 episodes, 1982)

Angela Pleasence ... Susan Grantly (7 episodes, 1982)

Barbara Flynn ... Mary Bold (6 episodes, 1982)

Clive Swift ... Bishop Proudie (5 episodes, 1982)

Geraldine McEwan ... Mrs. Proudie (5 episodes, 1982)

Alan Rickman ... Obadiah Slope (5 episodes, 1982)

Susan Hampshire ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni (5 episodes, 1982)
Susan Edmonstone ... Charlotte Stanhope (5 episodes, 1982)

Peter Blythe ... Bertie Stanhope (5 episodes, 1982)

Joseph O'Conor ... Mr. Bunce (4 episodes, 1982)
William Redgrave ... Samuel Grantly (3 episodes, 1982)

Cyril Luckham ... Bishop Grantly (3 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Maynard ... Baby John Bold (3 episodes, 1982)

Jonathan Adams ... Mr. Quiverful (3 episodes, 1982)
Maggie Jones ... Letitia Quiverful (3 episodes, 1982)
Clifford Parrish ... Abel Handy (3 episodes, 1982)
Derek New ... Francis Arabin (3 episodes, 1982)

David Gwillim ... John Bold (2 episodes, 1982)

Trevor Baxter ... Dr. Gwynne (2 episodes, 1982)

George Costigan ... Tom Towers (2 episodes, 1982)

Wally Thomas ... Mr. Moody (2 episodes, 1982)
Richard Bebb ... Dr. Vesey Stanhope (2 episodes, 1982)
Kenneth Keeling ... Mr. Gazy (2 episodes, 1982)
Denis Carey ... Job Skulpit (2 episodes, 1982)

Richard Leech ... Wilfred Thorne (2 episodes, 1982)
Ursula Howells ... Miss Thorne (2 episodes, 1982)
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Series Directed by
David Giles (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Alan Plater (7 episodes, 1982)
Anthony Trollope (7 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Jonathan Powell .... producer (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Derek Bourgeois (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stan Pow (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Pemsel (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roger Harris (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Juanita Waterson (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rowell .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Production Management
Sue Butterworth .... production manager (7 episodes, 1982)
Nicholas Laughland .... production manager (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Department
Stewart Austin .... graphic designer (7 episodes, 1982)
Brenda Barker .... properties buyer (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Sound Department
Chick Anthony .... sound: studio (7 episodes, 1982)
Robin Luxford .... o.b. sound (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Feld .... senior studio cameraman (7 episodes, 1982)
Howard King .... studio lighting (7 episodes, 1982)
Bert Robinson .... o.b. lighting (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Editorial Department
Stan Pow .... vt editor (7 episodes, 1982)
Sue Thorne .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Music Department
Derek Bourgeois .... conductor (7 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Other crew
Frances Alcock .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1982)
Gillian Anderson .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1982)
Renny Tasker .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1982)
Marcia Wheeler .... production associate (7 episodes, 1982)
Betty Willingale .... script editor (7 episodes, 1982)
Brendan Carr .... technical manager (6 episodes, 1982)
 

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Runtime:
385 min
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Trivia:
Mr. Harding's daughter Susan is played by Donald Pleasence's real-life daughter, Angela Pleasence.See more »
Quotes:
Archdeacon Grantly:This appears to be the gist of the matter...
Bishop Grantly:You mean to say, amongst all these documents there is a gist?
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting character study with enough humor to bring you through the slower bits., 19 January 2004
Author: Linda (lindaz)

Starts off seeming as if it's going to be boring, but turns out to be a delight! It just takes awhile laying the foundation of your understanding of each of the characters. Very well done, witty and with excellent acting! - Some parts drag by, but not unbearably so and not often. I've shown this film to "action-addicted" teenagers and was pleasantly surprised with how enthralled they became with the story.

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