Preview: The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose - Damian Hardung

After William finds Adso and figures out the meaning of the verses of the Apocalypse on the library frescoes, he begins to suspect that Remigio and Salvatore were followers of Dolcino. When Adso asks for a book about the Dolcinians in the library, he arouses the suspicions and disapproval of Malachia and Benno who warn him to avoid such heretical texts.

The papal delegation continues to advance, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Bernard Gui and Cardinal Du Pouget receive a missive from the Pope informing them of the developing political situation, giving them full powers and total absolution for any crimes they might commit.

The Name of the Rose – Friday at 9.00pm on BBC Two.