he story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
Tom Hollander Doctor Thorne
Stefanie Martini Mary Thorne
Harry Richardson Frank Gresham
Rebecca Front Lady Arabella Gresham
Richard McCabe Frank Gresham Snr
Ian McShane Sir Roger Scatcherd
1855: When Doctor Thorne’s penniless niece, Mary, is excluded from the wedding preparations of her childhood playmate, she probes her uncle for the truth of her birth.
Sir Roger becomes seriously ill, and Dr Thorne believes that he will die soon. The railway entrepreneur's son pays him a visit, and to the docotr's horror, takes a liking to Mary. Miss Dunstable urges Frank to follow what his heart tells him.