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The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

In 1327, a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, is asked to investigate the unfortunate death of a monk who has fallen or been pushed from the Abbey's parapet. Show more

Contributors

William of Baskerville:
John Turturro
Bernard Gui:
Rupert Everett
Adso of Melk:
Damian Hardung
The Abbot:
Michael Emerson
Jorge of Borgos:
James Cosmo
Anna / Margherita:
Greta Scarano
Salvatore:
Stefano Fresi
The Red Haired Girl:
Antonia Fotaras

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

After a second death at the Abbey, William is determined to find a way into the library which has been deemed out of bounds. Adso is distracted by the presence of the mysterious Occitan girl. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

After being assaulted in the library, Adso asks Malachia the librarian for a book on the heretic Fra Dolcino. The grand inquisitor makes his steady and ruthless progress towards the Abbey. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The papal delegates arrive with the news that the grand inquisitor is on his way to the abbey. On examining Berenger's body, William discovers similarities with the death of Venanzio. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The grand inquisitor presents the abbot with a precious gift from the pope. Anna is found wounded and unconscious in the woods by the Occitan girl, who tends to her injuries. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Anna arrives at the Abbey and asks Remigio for her father's letters, but Remigio is found at the scene of yet another murder and is questioned by the grand inquisitor. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Remigio is brought before Bernard Gui, who attempts to extract a confession. William is concerned that Bernard is attempting to implicate the Franciscan Order in the heretical crimes. Show more

The Name of the Rose

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Adso asks for William's help in saving the Occitan girl from being burned as a witch. Bernardo seems unconcerned that Malachia's death has occurred despite him having Remigio in custody. Show more