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5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic BBC drama, 9 July 2009
Wonderful to have a record of these excellent BBC productions of some of Trollope's best work. Donald Pleasance is outstanding as the Warden and contrasts beautifully with his worldly son-in-law, played by Nigel Hawthorne. Geraldine McEwan's Mrs Proudie is a tour de force and Alan Rickman plays the hateful Obadiah Slope (the role which launched his career). Fascinating to see David Tennant shine in a small but telling role as a vacillating clergyman in 'He Knew He Was Right'. The third drama, 'The Way We Live Now' provides a Victorian parallel with our own times. Costumes and settings are all beautiful and the quality of production very high.