Some years have now passed and Rev. Septimus Harding is happy in his new parish. His daughter Eleanor married John Bold but he died unexpectedly leaving a widow with a young son. Bishop ... See full summary »

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

Anthony Trollope (novel), Alan Plater (dramatised by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Rev. Septimus Harding
Cyril Luckham ... Bishop Grantly
Janet Maw Janet Maw ... Eleanor Bold
Barbara Flynn ... Mary Bold
Christopher Maynard Christopher Maynard ... Baby John Bold
Nigel Hawthorne ... Archdeacon Theophilus Grantly
Joseph O'Conor ... Mr. Bunce
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ... Abel Handy
Clive Swift ... Bishop Proudie
Geraldine McEwan ... Mrs. Proudie
Alan Rickman ... Obadiah Slope
Angela Pleasence ... Susan Grantly
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Footman
Richard Bebb Richard Bebb ... Dr. Vesey Stanhope
Phyllida Law ... Mrs. Stanhope
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Some years have now passed and Rev. Septimus Harding is happy in his new parish. His daughter Eleanor married John Bold but he died unexpectedly leaving a widow with a young son. Bishop Grantly, well over 80 years old, also dies and his son, Archdeadon Grantly, expects to be named Bishop in his place. Such is not to be however and the new Bishop and his wife soon arrive. Along with Bishop and Mrs. Proudie comes his assistant, Obadiah Slope. Archdeacon Grantly soon concludes that the new Bishop defers decisions to his wife and she to Rev. Slope. When the Bishop asks Slope to deliver the Sunday sermon at the Cathedral, Slope rails against the need for music during services, much to Rev. Harding's dismay. Slope is soon calling on the widowed Mrs. Bold showing a great interest in her and suggesting that her father may be considered for his old post as Warden of the hospital. Bishop Proudie order the return of the cathedral's Canon, Dr. Vesey Stanhope who has been at Lake Como in Italy ... Written by garykmcd

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24 November 1982 (UK) See more »

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