Monsignor Renard

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Monsignor Renard
Written byRussell Lewis
Charles Wood
Stephen Churchett
Directed byMalcolm Mowbray
David Wheatley
StarringJohn Thaw
Cheryl Campbell
Dominic Monaghan
Jimmy Yuill
ComposerJohn E. Keane
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producerTed Childs
ProducerChris Kelly
Running time295 min
Production companyCarlton Television
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release27 March (2000-03-27) –
17 April 2000 (2000-04-17)

Monsignor Renard was a four-part ITV television drama set in occupied France during World War II. It starred John Thaw as Monsignor Augustin Renard, a French priest who is drawn into the Resistance movement. The series was later shown in the U.S. as part of Masterpiece Theatre.


In 1940, Monsignor Renard arrives back in his hometown 20 years after leaving to become a Catholic priest. The village is filled with reminders of his former life, including Madeleine, his one time fiancée who has never forgiven him for choosing the church over her. The village is also occupied by Nazis preparing to invade England using the town as an embarkation point. Against this Renard performs his Ministry while being drawn ever deeper into the resistance movement.[1]


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