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The Rector’s Wife: Episode 1 (S1EP1 Channel 4 4 Mar 1994, Ronald Pickup)

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Episode 1: When Peter misses out on promotion to Archdeacon, Anna takes a job at the supermarket to earn enough to send Flora to private school, which Peter sees as an act of rebellion against him and the church.

Regular Cast: Lindsay Duncan (Anna Bouverie), Jonathan Coy (Peter Bouverie), Miles Anderson (Patrick O’Sullivan), Ronald Pickup (Daniel Byrne), Joyce Redman (Laura Marchant), Pam Ferris (Eleanor Ramsay), Lucy Dawson (Flora Bouverie), Simon Fenton (Luke Bouverie), Prunella Scales (Marjorie Richardson), Gabrielle Lloyd (Isobel Thomson), Judy Riley (Susie Smallwood), Rynagh O’Grady (Ella Pringle), Carol Macready (Celia Harper), Frederick Treves (Colonel Richardson), Madge Hindle (Elaine Dodswell)

Guest Cast: Muriel Pavlow

Writer: Hugh Whitemore / Director: Giles Foster

Airdate: 4 Mar 1994 on Channel 4

Series: The Rector’s Wife Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Four part drama serial based on the novel by Joanna Trollope. Rector’s wife Anna Bouverie goes through a crisis after her husband Peter is passed over for a promotion to archdeacon.