DOC­TOR THORNE

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - TODAY'S PICK -

8. 3 0PM, ABC

Down­ton Abbey cre­ator Ju­lian Fel­lowes has a hard act to fol­low. The de­ci­sion to adapt An­thony Trol­lope’s his­tor­i­cal novel Doc­tor Thorne feels like coast­ing. We’re back in the 1850s in fic­tional Barset­shire for an­other cos­tume drama of love, pet­ti­coats and so­cial class. Tom Hol­lan­der ( The Night Man­ager) is fine as the ti­tle char­ac­ter, but Ian McShane ( Dead­wood) is the stand­out as drunk­ard Roger Scatcherd.

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