Masterpiece Theatre: Monsignor Renard ()

directed by David Wheatley, Malcolm Mowbray
featuring John Thaw, Cheryl Campbell, Juliette Caton, Desmond McAleer, Dominic Monaghan

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Created by Russell Lewis, the four-episode British miniseries Monsignor Renard was set in the French town of St-Josse-des-Bois during the Nazi occupation of the 1940s. The title character, played by John Thaw of Inspector Morse fame, initially tried to keep himself above politics. Ultimately, however, Monsignor Renard became intimately involved with the French Resistance movement, rallying his fellow townsmen against their Nazi "hosts." Monsignor Renard was presented by Carlton Television from March 27 to April 17, 2000. ...

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JOHANS

Oct 20, 2011

Quaint but compelling WWII tale

A 6-hour epic movie where almost all the action is local - a small town in France during the German occupation. The interplay of characters makes it a bit campy...but compelling. The main character is Monsignor Renard - a man torn by moral dilemnas, trying to maintain peace and while confronting evil intentions of the Gestapo.

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