Bell, The (BBC-2 1982, Tessa Peake-Jones, Gareth Thomas)

The Bell

In Period drama serial The Bell, set in the 1950′s, problems arise in the lay vegetarian community attached to a convent.

production details
UK / BBC-2 / 1×50 minute episode 3×55 minute episodes / 13 January – 3 February 1982

Writer: Reg Gadney / Script Editor: Betty Willingale / Novel: Iris Murdoch / Production Design: Chris Pemsel / Music: Chris Wilkinson / Producer: Jonathan Powell / Director: Barry Davis

Tessa Peake-Jones as Dora Greenfield
Derrick O’Connor as Noel Spens
Gareth Thomas as James Tayper
Michael Maloney as Toby Gashe
James Warwick as Paul Greenfield
Rowena Cooper as Mrs Mark
Trudie Styler as Catherine Fawley
Tim Wylton as Fr Bob Joyce
Patricia Heneghan as Sister Ursula
Ian Holm as Michael Meade
Kenneth Cranham as Nick Fawley
Edward Hardwicke as Peter Topglass
Bryan Pringle as Patchway
William Simons as Mark Strafford
Rachel Kempson as Abbess
Richard Pearson as Bishop
Lottie as Murphy (the dog)

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