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The Barchester Chronicles ()

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featuring Alan Rickman, Donald Pleasence, Geraldine McEwan, Nigel Hawthorne, Susan Hampshire

Adapted from a series of novels by Anthony Trollope, the Masterpiece Theatre production of The Barchester Chronicles features Donald Pleasence as ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Terry

Splendid Treatment

by Terry on Jul 12, 2012

This DVD is a wonderful presentation of Trollope's novels, The Warden and Barchester Towers. Donald Pleasance is perfect for the part of Warden Septimus Harding, and Nigel Hawthorne is wonderful as the Archdeacon - full of bluster and bombosity! While this was done a while ago, it is still marvelous. Clive Swift does a great job as the henpecked Bishop (long before portraying a similar part in "Keeping Up Appearances") and Alan Rickman gives a perfect early performance as the despicable clerical climber, Slope. If you like Trollope, get it, you won't be sorry!

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