Barchester Chronicles, The

Barchester Chronicles, The    |  Anthony Trollope  6 series . 20 episode(s)

Anthony Trollope worked as a Post Office Inspector when he began writing his earliest novels, occasionally dipping into the “lost-letter” box for ideas. He left the Post Office in 1867, and after failing in a bid for election to Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868, he concentrated entirely on his literary career. Some people say that he was notoriously incompetent whilst others hail him as the genius who invented the red pillar box, but whatever the truth he was sent to Salisbury to inspect the mail delivery service when he got the idea for his first successful novel ‘The Warden’ -the first of six novels set in Barsetshire and often collectively referred to as the ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire’. These usually dealt with the clergy and in 1855 this was something of a newsworthy story.

The Barchester Chronicles: The Warden Part 1. Juliet Aubrey and Douglas Hodge star in the first episode of The Warden, with Alec McCowen. We are introduced to Mr Harding, his daughter Eleanor and Trollope’s intrepid Archdeacon, Dr Grantly.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Warden Part 2. Eleanor is torn between her loyalty for her father and her love for John Bold.
The Barchester Chronicles: Barchester Towers Part 1. The new Bishop of Barchester is appointed and arrives together with his redoubtable wife, Mrs Proudie and his odious chaplain, Mr Slope. Together they antagonise Mr Harding and the Archdeacon.
The Barchester Chronicles: Barchester Towers Part 2. Eleanor Bold is caught up in the machinations of Mr Slope, as he attempts to manipulate the situation to his own advantage.
The Barchester Chronicles: Barchester Towers Part 3. Slope is determined to win the hand of EleanorBold, to the horror of the Archdeacon. With Juliet Aubrey, Simon Russell Beale and Rosemary Leach.
The Barchester Chronicles: Dr Thorne Part 1. We are introduced to Dr Thorne, his niece Mary, Frank Gresham, his family and the railway magnate Sir Roger Scatcherd.
The Barchester Chronicles: Dr Thorne Part 2. Mary is banished from the Gresham household, as Frank’s mother attempts to force him to ‘marry money’.
The Barchester Chronicles: Dr Thorne Part 3. Mary learns the truth about her birth, and Frank remains true to her, despite his mother’s efforts.
The Barchester Chronicles: Framley Parsonage Part 1. We meet the independently minded Vicar of Framley, Mark Robarts, and his patroness, Lady Lufton.
The Barchester Chronicles: Framley Parsonage Part 2. Mark Robarts independent spirit leads him into trouble, and possible ruin.
The Barchester Chronicles: Framley Parsonage Part 3. Mark Robarts faces the reality of ruin, and Lucy faces that of her love for Lord Lufton. The Small House at
The Barchester Chronicles: Allington Part 1. We are introduced to Lily Dale and her dashing lover Adolphus Crosbie.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Small House at Allington Part 2. After staying in Allington for several weeks, Adolphus departs for Courcy Castle.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Small House at Allington Part 3. Adolphus breaks his engagement to Lily, and becomes engaged to Lady Alexandrina de Courcy.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Small House at Allington Part 4. Adolphus’ marriage is unhappy, Lily remains steadfast in her love for him.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Last Chronicle of Barset Part 1. Josiah Crawley, the curate of Hogglestock is accused of stealing a cheque for £20, a charge against which he does not know how to defend himself.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Last Chronicle of Barset Part 2. Mrs Proudie is determined to have Mr Crawley expelled from his pulpit, whilst Major Grantly proposes marriage to Grace Crawley, despite her father’s difficulties.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Last Chronicle of Barset Part 3. Johnny Eames once more offers his hand to Lily Dale, whilst in London Conway Dalrymple is painting a portrait of Clara Van Siever in secret.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Last Chronicle of Barset Part 4. Mr Toogood takes on Mr Crawley’s case, and Johnny Eames sets off to find the Dean of Barchester and his wife who have been abroad since the start of Mr Crawley’s troubles.
The Barchester Chronicles: The Last Chronicle of Barset Part 5. The mystery of the cheque is cleared up, Major Grantly marries Grace Crawley, and we take our leave of Trollope’s much loved imaginary county of Barsetshire.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Pallisers, The Barchester Chronicles, The Miss Mackenzie Orley Farm Eustace Diamonds, The American Senator, The