Doctor Thorne

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  • TV-G
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (5,204)

Doctor Thorne is a British historical drama series produced by Amazon Studios and based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Trollope. Set in 1850s England, the show follows the story of Mary Thorne (Stefanie Martini), the illegitimate niece of the eponymous Dr. Thorne (Tom Hollander), a kind-hearted and well-respected physician in the village of Greshamsbury.

Mary's father was Dr. Thorne's late brother, and her mother, a French opera singer, died shortly after giving birth to her. Despite her illegitimate birth, Mary is a bright and charming young woman who is well-liked by everyone in town, except for Lady Arabella de Courcy (Rebecca Front), the snobbish matriarch of the local aristocratic family. Lady Arabella is determined to marry her son Frank (Harry Richardson) to Mary's wealthy cousin, Miss Dunstable (Alison Brie), in order to restore the family's financial fortunes.

However, Frank is already in love with Mary, and as their relationship deepens, they find themselves facing a series of obstacles, including Lady Arabella's scheming, Frank's reckless spending, and his father's disapproval. Meanwhile, Dr. Thorne must also confront his own demons and reconcile his duty to his family with his loyalty to his patients and his principles.

The show is a beautifully crafted period piece, with lush cinematography, lavish production design, and exquisite costumes that evoke the elegance and refinement of Victorian England. The performances are uniformly excellent, with Tom Hollander delivering a masterful performance as the title character, balancing his affection for Mary with his sense of duty and his own painful past.

Stefanie Martini is equally impressive as Mary, imbuing her character with a quiet strength and resilience that make her a captivating protagonist. Harry Richardson as Frank also shines, capturing the impetuousness and vulnerability of a young man torn between his love for Mary and his loyalty to his family.

The supporting cast is equally strong, with Rebecca Front delivering a deliciously wicked performance as Lady Arabella, and Alison Brie providing a welcome dose of humor and wit as Miss Dunstable, the American heiress whose presence throws a wrench in Lady Arabella's plans.

Overall, Doctor Thorne is a delightful and engaging drama that combines romance, intrigue, and social commentary in a satisfying and entertaining package. It is a must-see for fans of costume dramas and period pieces, and a worthy adaptation of one of Anthony Trollope's most beloved novels.

Doctor Thorne is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2016.

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Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 19, 2016
While Frank and Mary plan their upcoming nuptials, Lady Arabella determines not to give up without a fight. She persuades Mary that marrying Frank would selfish, and if she truly loves him she should set him free. Meanwhile, Louis is struggling with his unpopular position in society and Mary's rejection. He takes great pleasure in insulting the Greshams when they invite him for dinner.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 19, 2016
Frank plucks up the courage to propose to Mary and Dr Thorne gives him his blessing, but not before he has filled him in on the scandalous truth surrounding her birth. Lady Arabella continues her persecution of Mary, and is furious when Frank tells her he is set on marrying Dr Thorne's penniless niece. When Mary accepts, Louis vows to take his revenge upon the Greshams by seizing their estate.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
May 19, 2016
It's Election Day, and Sir Roger Scatcherd wins the respect of the voters, but succumbs to ill health. Doctor Thorne does his best to ease the pain, but he senses the end is near. Scatcherd's son, Louis, is called for and he takes an immediate shine to Mary. Dr Thorne endeavours to embrace his new position as Louis' guardian, but is horrified to learn that he has romantic designs on his niece.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
May 20, 2016
1855. Doctor Thorne's penniless niece, Mary, is devastated to learn that she is the illegitimate child of his late brother. Mary falls in love with the heir to the Greshamsbury Estate, Frank. Frank is under instructions to save his family from financial ruin by marrying money. Doctor Thorne acts as both physician and business advisor to a railway millionaire, who holds the fate of Greshamsbury.
Where to Watch Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doctor Thorne on demand at Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (5,204)