This mini-series, based on Joanna Trollope's novel, explores the internal politics and scandals of a British cathedral choir school. It features the singing voice of first-time actor and ... See full summary »
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David Warner ...  Alexander Troy 5 episodes, 1995
James Fox ...  Hugh Cavendish 5 episodes, 1995
Richenda Carey ...  Bridget Cavendish 5 episodes, 1995
John Standing ...  Bishop Robert Young 5 episodes, 1995
Nicholas Farrell ...  Leo Beckford / ... 5 episodes, 1995
Cathryn Harrison ...  Sally Ashworth 5 episodes, 1995
Anthony Way Anthony Way ...  Henry Ashworth 5 episodes, 1995
Peter Vaughan ...  Frank Ashworth 5 episodes, 1995
Bill Britten Bill Britten ...  Martin Chancellor 5 episodes, 1995
Claire Cox ...  Ianthe Cavendish 5 episodes, 1995
Christopher Good ...  Canon Tom Oddams 5 episodes, 1995
Justin Hayward ...  Ley Clerk 5 episodes, 1995
James Hopkins James Hopkins ...  Chilworth 5 episodes, 1995
Edward Hughes Edward Hughes ...  Wooldridge 5 episodes, 1995
Nicola King Nicola King ...  Sandra Miles 5 episodes, 1995
Oliver Milburn ...  Nicholas Elliott 5 episodes, 1995
Michael Fitzgerald ...  Canon Neil Patterson 4 episodes, 1995
Robert Flemyng ...  John Godwin 4 episodes, 1995
Daniel Flynn ...  Roger Farrell 4 episodes, 1995
Jane Asher ...  Felicity Troy 3 episodes, 1995
Susannah Elliott-Knight Susannah Elliott-Knight ...  Cherry Chancellor 3 episodes, 1995
Caroline John ...  Janet Young 3 episodes, 1995
David Sterne ...  Jim Woodcote 3 episodes, 1995
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  Mrs. Monk 2 episodes, 1995
Peter De Jersey ...  Mike 2 episodes, 1995
Mark Drewry Mark Drewry ...  Peter Radcliffe 2 episodes, 1995
Tracy Gillman Tracy Gillman ...  Tracy Butler 2 episodes, 1995
Richard Keen Richard Keen ...  Cosmo Cavendish 2 episodes, 1995
Paul Nicholson Paul Nicholson ...  Ron 2 episodes, 1995
Rob Spendlove Rob Spendlove ...  Dennis Thornton 2 episodes, 1995
Carole Walker Carole Walker ...  Mayoress 2 episodes, 1995
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This mini-series, based on Joanna Trollope's novel, explores the internal politics and scandals of a British cathedral choir school. It features the singing voice of first-time actor and boy treble soloist Anthony Way (Henry Ashworth), a real-life student at the St. Paul's Cathedral Choral School in London. Written by <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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26 August 2020 | by SB100See all my reviews

A large cast of experienced actors do their best to breathe reality into this at times melodramatic and sentimental account of the fight to save an English Cathedral choir from the machinations of the wicked Dean, based on a Joanna Trollope novel. The adaptation (by her sometime husband Ian Curteis) is competent, and allows all characters to spread their wings. Filmed at Gloucester Cathedral, so there is physical verisimilitude. The scenes of interpersonal relations and stress are perhaps more convincing than the clerical politics. The music is good but as so often in literary adaptations, over-insistent; and the direction is at times somewhat florid. So, worth seeing or revisiting provided you manage your expectations.


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19 March 1995 (UK) See more »

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(5 parts)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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