Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Rev. Harding becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realize that the worst is yet to come, until a regime change delivers Barchester into the hands of a most unholy trinity: the weak-willed Bishop Proudie, the domineering Mrs. Proudie, and the insufferable Rev. Obadiah Slope.
Last Episode01x07 Episode 7 Aired: Dec. 22, 1982
Mr. Slope is encouraged by the press to reach beyond his grasp, and Signora Neroni undertakes an astonishingly selfless gesture.