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North & South 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2004)
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
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 Fanny Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Kay Lyon ...
 Mary Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
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 Maria Hale 3 episodes, 2004
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 Bessy Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Emma Ferguson ...
 Edith Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Jane Booker ...
 Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Charnock ...
 Williams 3 episodes, 2004
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 John Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
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Brian Protheroe ...
 Mr. Bell 3 episodes, 2004
Will Tacey ...
 Mr. Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
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 Ann Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
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 Frederick / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Pegg ...
 Mrs. Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
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 Watson / ... 3 episodes, 2004
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 Captain Lennox 2 episodes, 2004
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 Slickson 2 episodes, 2004
Ian McHale ...
Spencer Wild ...
 Tom Boucher 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Lauder ...
 Stephens 2 episodes, 2004
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 Henderson Worker 2 episodes, 2004
Shaun Hennessey ...
 Henderson 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Walsh ...
 Hamper / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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Elisabeth Gaskell's North and South  »

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North & South was surprisingly well received by audiences. The BBC, who had low expectations for the series, didn't publicize the series to a wider audience. They were surprised when only hours after the airing of the first episode the message board on BBC crashed down and had to be shut down due to the large number of visitors. Subsequently, the DVD was released on 11 April 2005 due to the huge success. See more »

Goofs

When Thornton walks out after talking in the street with Mr Bell, Miss Hale, and the Lattimers, Miss Lattimer disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: Where are you going?
Margaret Hale: To London. I've been to Milton.
John Thornton: You'll not guess where I've been.
[Thornton pulls a rose from Helstone out of his pocket]
Margaret Hale: You've been to Helstone! I thought those had all gone!
John Thornton: I found it in the hedge row. You have to look hard. Why were you in Milton?
Margaret Hale: On business. Well, that is, I have a business proposition. Oh dear, I need Henry to help me explain.
John Thornton: You don't need Henry to explain.
Margaret Hale: I have to get this right. It's a business proposition. I have some £15,000. It is lying in ...
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Version of North & South (1975) See more »

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I've Seen Hell
By Martin Phipps
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Unexpected Treat
20 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

North and South took me completely by surprise when it was aired on BBC America. I was flipping through channels and thought I was going to be tuning into the American version based on the John Jakes novels. But Elizabeth Gaskell's work on which the film is based is far more than a mere period romance. This is social commentary and a love story, the struggle of workers and masters/managers as well as the misunderstanding of the intellectuals that forms a triangle in the film that is still alive today. The lead characters all take on a social conscience that grows with their love for each other to an understanding of the different worlds that lived together in this time of radical change. But the true success of the film lies in the actors abilities to show the true emotion and change that takes place around them and in them during the course of the tale. It is unfortunate that the BBCA chose to cut out so much of the film and hopefully the DVD will be available soon for US viewers to force others into watching. A true diamond being lost in the rough. Do yourselves a favor and sit back and enjoy the excellent acting and story, then sit back and watch it again and take note of all the layers of social history being shown. Or just to watch Richard Armitage ;), sooooo good!


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