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16 February 1996 (UK) See more »
In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Siobhan Flynn ... Hannah Boyle

Jonathan Cake ... Ned Ridley

Mark Benton ... Fred Loam
Susan Jameson ... Mrs. Daisy Loam

Jill Baker ... Anne Thornton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerry Angus ... Dickinson
David Auker ... Walters
Charlotte Barrymore ... Young Margaret
Oliver Cheetham ... John Thornton
Jon Croft ... Mr. Beaumont
Denny Ferguson ... Dapper Man
Scott Frazer ... Dandy Smollett
James Garbutt ... Grandad
Donald Gee ... Reverend Crewe
Daphne Goddard ... Miss Barrington

Emily Hamilton ... Margaret Thornton
Laura Harling ... Young Betsy
David Hartley ... Gentleman at Ball
Stephen Hawksby ... Shields (as Steven Hawksley)
Brendan P. Healy ... Bill Nicholson
Nancy Lodder ... Betsy Thornton
Guy Manning ... Solicitor
Lizzie McKenzie ... Bella
Annie Miles ... Sally Warrington
Ursula Mohan ... Miss Rowntree
Cheryl Moody ... Young Hannah

Stuart Piper ... Young John
Lesley Saint-John ... Nancy Boyle
Leonard Silver
Malcolm Stoddard ... Matthew Thornton
Stephen Thirkeld ... Bill Warrington
Ian Thompson ... Dr. Arnison
Sarah Turnbull ... Jessie
David Wheatley ... Pearman

Directed by
David Wheatley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Catherine Cookson 
Gordon Hann  screenplay

Produced by
Don Bell .... associate producer
Ray Marshall .... producer
Peter Moth .... executive producer
Original Music by
Colin Towns 
Cinematography by
Doug Hallows 
Film Editing by
Mark Day 
Production Design by
Ashley Wilkinson 
Costume Design by
Rita Reekie 
Makeup Department
David Myers .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nael Abbas .... first assistant director
John McKeown .... third assistant director
Caroline Richards .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Martin Beresford .... boom operator
Nic Grant .... sound recordist
Danny Longhurst .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Miller .... focus puller
Other crew
Barbara McFarlane .... production coordinator

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Winning and heartfelt, 3 April 2003
Author: gibsonny5 from New York

The story of Hannah's journey in a mid-1850's North England village is compelling and heartfelt. The acting is top notch, and the scenery and production are beautiful. While it is a period piece, it never feels "costumey" - the dirt and hardscrabble lives of the time are allowed to show. Particularly good in the outstanding cast is Jonathan Cake as Ned. Pick up the DVD, sit back and enjoy.

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