Three TV adaptations of the novels of Anthony Trollope. Oliver Dimsdale stars in ‘He Knew He Was Right’ (2004) as Louis Trevelyan, who is unable to believe that his wife Emily (Laura Fraser) is faithful to him, and begins a sequence of events that destroy his marriage and drive him completely mad. In ‘The Way We Live Now’ (2001), David Suchet plays Melmotte, a great financier who arrives in England and announces a profitable new venture.
All manner of people sit up and take notice, not least the aristocratic-yet-impoverished Carbury family. However, the power of big business and the privileges of the old order seldom sit well together, as the Carbury family will soon learn for themselves. ‘The Barchester Chronicles’ (1982) is a seven-part adaptation of Trollope's two novels set in the fictitious Victorian town of Barchester.
Reverend Septimus Harding commands the respect of his parish, and with his son-in-law installed as the Archdeacon, intends to keep religious authority within the family. Zealous reformer John Bold comes into town to rail against Harding's ecclesiastical monopoly, creating unease amongst the reverend's hitherto devoted flock.
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