Dr. Thorne, Series 1HD
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Doctor Thomas Thorne lives in a charming country village with his beautiful niece, Mary, who has every virtue -- except money. When the terrifying Lady Arabella Gresham discovers that her darling son, Frank, has fallen in love with the penniless Mary, she is horrified. Lady Arabella is determined that to save the family estate it is her son’s duty to make a rich marriage. Her husband has frittered away the family fortune and the family estate of Greshamsbury is only being kept afloat by very favourable loans that Dr Thorne has secured from a railway millionaire, Sir Roger Scatcherd. Sir Roger is drinking himself into an early grave and Lady Arabella fears the family estate will fall into the hands of his son Louis, who bears a deep grudge against the family. Lady Arabella bans Mary from the house and launches a campaign to secure her son a rich bride. Her target is Miss Dunstable the American heiress to the Oil of Lebanon fortune. On inheriting his father’s fortune, Louis Scatcherd determines to both take control of Greshamsbury and take Mary Thorne as his wife. The happiness of the young couple and the future of the family estate hang in the balance.
|1||HDVideoEpisode One||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. She is devastated to learn that she is the illegitimate child of his late brother. It seems she has neither breeding nor fortune. This is a problem, as Mary and the heir to the Greshamsbury Estate, Frank, have fallen in love. Frank is under strict instructions from his over-bearing mother, Lady Arabella, to save his family from financial ruin by marrying for money. Frank's mother schemes to separate the two lovebirds, encouraging her son to woo the wealthy American heiress, Miss Dunstable. Meanwhile, Doctor Thorne acts as both physician and business advisor to railway millionaire, Sir Roger Scatcherd, in whose hands the fate of Greshamsbury lies and who is rapidly drinking himself into an early grave.||46:03||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEpisode Two||It's Election Day, and while Sir Roger Scatcherd wins the respect of the voters, he succumbs to ill health at the hustings. Doctor Thorne does his best to ease the pain of the cantankerous old man, but he senses the end is near. Scatcherd's son, Louis, is called for and he takes an immediate shine to Mary. Doctor Thorne is horrified to learn that Louis has romantic designs on his niece. Meanwhile, Miss Dunstable urges Frank to follow his heart and stay true to Mary, despite mounting pressure from his family.||46:24||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoEpisode Three||While Frank and Mary plan their upcoming nuptials, Lady Arabella is determined not to give up without a fight. She manages to persuade Mary that marrying Frank would be a selfish act, and that if she truly loves him she should set him free. Meanwhile, Louis is drinking as much as his father ever did, while struggling with his unpopular position in society and Mary's rejection. A troubled and destructive young man, he takes great pleasure in insulting the Greshams when they invite him for dinner.||48:33||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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