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The life of penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her Uncle, Dr Thorne, and her relationship with the family at nearby Greshamsbury Park estate.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hollander ...  Doctor Thorne 3 episodes, 2016
Stefanie Martini ...  Mary Thorne 3 episodes, 2016
Harry Richardson ...  Frank Gresham 3 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Front ...  Lady Arabella Gresham 3 episodes, 2016
Richard McCabe Richard McCabe ...  Frank Gresham Snr 3 episodes, 2016
Alison Brie ...  Miss Dunstable 3 episodes, 2016
Janine Duvitski ...  Lady Scatcherd 3 episodes, 2016
Nell Barlow Nell Barlow ...  Lady Beatrice Gresham 3 episodes, 2016
Gwyneth Keyworth ...  Lady Augusta Gresham 3 episodes, 2016
Phoebe Nicholls ...  Countess de Courcy 3 episodes, 2016
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ...  Earl de Courcy 3 episodes, 2016
Kate O'Flynn ...  Lady Alexandrina de Courcy 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Bell ...  Lord Porlock 3 episodes, 2016
Jeremy Stephens Jeremy Stephens ...  Dawson the Butler 3 episodes, 2016
Ian McShane ...  Sir Roger Scatcherd 2 episodes, 2016
Edward Franklin ...  Louis Scatcherd 2 episodes, 2016
Danny Kirrane ...  Mr. Moffatt 2 episodes, 2016
Nicholas Rowe ...  Mortimer Gazebee 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Moor ...  Cossett 2 episodes, 2016
Jane Guernier Jane Guernier ...  Janet Thacker 2 episodes, 2016
Sean Cernow ...  Jonah 2 episodes, 2016
Edward Cartwright Edward Cartwright ...  Footman 2 episodes, 2016
Cressida Bonas ...  Patience Oriel 2 episodes, 2016
Alex Price ...  Reverend Caleb Oriel 2 episodes, 2016
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The life of penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her Uncle, Dr Thorne, and her relationship with the family at nearby Greshamsbury Park estate.

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20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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In the United States, Doctor Thorne was released by Amazon Prime and made available for streaming. On Amazon, the series' three parts were redivided into four episodes, each with an introduction and epilogue featuring Julian Fellowes, the producer and writer of the series. See more »

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The story ends with all the characters dancing to the Skaters Waltz by Waldteufel, which was not written until 1882, decades after the action of the story. See more »

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Follows The Barchester Chronicles (1982) See more »

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Romeo and Juliet in Victorian England
7 July 2018 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Doctor Thorne (TV Series 2016) is an adaption of the third of Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles. In England, the series was shown in three episodes. In the U.S., on DVD, it was shown as four episodes. Julian Fellowes, who wrote the screenplay, provided commentary on each episode, to expand each episode to an hour in length. The series was directed by Niall MacCormick.

Tom Hollander stars as Doctor Thorne, a country doctor who lives in Barchester with his niece, Mary. Mary is played to perfection by the enchanting Stefanie Martini. Harry Richardson portrays Frank Gresham, who is the Romeo to Mary's Juliet. All three are highly skilled actors, and it was a pleasure to watch them at work.

However, for me, acting honors go to Rebecca Front as Frank's mother, Lady Arabella Gresham. Squire Gresham, Frank's father, has squandered the family fortune. For Lady Arabella, the only avenue open for the Greshams is for Frank to "marry money." Mary Thorne isn't poor, but she certainly isn't rich. She simply won't do for Frank, and Lady Arabella fights like a mother tiger to "protect" her son. (Of course, she's really protecting herself and the family, but that's a subtle distinction that doesn't slow her down.)

Although this isn't a BBC production, it looks like one. It was produced by ITV, a British commercial TV channel. Obviously, ITV knows that viewers expect high production values in a film adapted from a Trollope novel.

This series was made for the small screen, so obviously it works well on DVD. The IMDb rating for the series is 7.2. Pretty good, but not good enough. My suggestion is to find it and see it. You won't be disappointed.


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