The Barchester Chronicles
|The Barchester Chronicles|
|Written by||Alan Plater (adaptation)|
Anthony Trollope (novels)
|Directed by||David Giles|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||55 minutes|
|Original release||10 November –|
22 December 1982
The Barchester Chronicles is a 1982 British television serial produced by Jonathan Powell for the BBC. It is an adaptation by Alan Plater of Anthony Trollope's first two Chronicles of Barsetshire, The Warden (1855) and Barchester Towers (1857). The series was directed by David Giles. Location work was videotaped in and around Peterborough Cathedral, using locations such as the Deanery and Laurel Court.
After the failed crusade against the Church of England’s practice of self-enrichment, the sleepy community of Barchester is stirred up when their local church becomes the object of a scathing investigative report.
- Donald Pleasence as Mr Harding
- Nigel Hawthorne as Archdeacon Grantly
- Angela Pleasence as Mrs Grantly
- Cyril Luckham as Bishop Grantly
- David Gwillim as John Bold
- George Costigan as Tom Towers
- John Ringham as Finney
- Barbara Flynn as Mary Bold
- Janet Maw as Eleanor Harding
- Clive Swift as Bishop Proudie
- Geraldine McEwan as Mrs Proudie
- Alan Rickman as Obadiah Slope
- Susan Hampshire as Signora Madeline Neroni
- Ursula Howells as Miss Thorne
The series won a BAFTA award for Design (Chris Pemsel) in 1982, also being nominated for Drama Series/Serial (Jonathan Powell, David Giles), Costume Design (Juanita Waterson), Graphics (Stewart Austin), Make Up (Elizabeth Rowell), Sound Supervisor (Chick Anthony), Video Cameraman (Geoff Feld), and Video Lighting (Howard King).
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