Downton Abbey Creator To Adapt Doctor Thorne
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will adapt Anthony Trollope’s classic novel, Doctor Thorne, for ITV.
Doctor Thorne was written in 1858 and is the third novel in Trollope’s ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire‘ series. It is about a doctor who takes on responsibility for his young illegitimate niece in a period where illegitimacy often led to social exclusion. However, when his niece Mary grows up and falls in love with heir-to-a-fortune Frank, Doctor Thorne is forced to reveal the secret of her heritage.
Anthony Trollope was an esteemed Victorian writer, most famous for his works about the lives of residents in the fictional county of Barsetshire.
Hat Trick Productions will produce the 3 x 60 minute series.