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The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
The Barchester Chronicles, a BBC miniseries, is adapted from two mid-19th century novels by Anthony Trollope. When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing report about the use of church funds. Consequently, an honorable middle-aged clergyman is forced into moral crisis and a conflict with his son-in-law, a pompous archdeacon and his youngest daughter's beloved. The arrival of a new bishop, his domineering wife, and a devious chaplain - who may be hiding secrets - add to the dramatic scheming and complex power struggles among a colorful cast of characters.
Year: 1982
Country: UK
Directed by : David Giles
Written by : Alan Plater
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Nigel Hawthorne, Barbara Flynn, Geraldine McEwan, Alan Rickman
Literary source: Anthony Trollope "Chronicles of Barsetshire"