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The Name of the Rose

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Gripping, atmospheric adaptation of Umberto Eco's classic novel set in the Middle Ages. In a secluded Benedictine monastery, where a council of Dominicans and Franciscans is assembling, a murder is committed. One of the Franciscan delegates, William of Baskerville, turns sleuth to unravel the sinister events.

As he and his apprentice, Adso von Melk, delve deeper and deeper into the case, more dead bodies turn up, and there is an ever-growing sense of corruption. But who or what is The Rose? Show less

Contributors

Wiliam of Baskerville:
Sean Connery
Bernardo Gui:
F Murray Abraham
Adso of Melk:
Christian Slater
Severinus:
Elya Baskin
Salvatore:
Ron Perlman
Remigio da Varagine:
Helmut Qualtinger
Jorge de Burgos:
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Ubertino de Casale:
William Hickey

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