Cranford (2007– )

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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

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Cast

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 Miss Matty Jenkyns (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Mrs. Forrester (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Miss Octavia Pole (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Lisa Dillon ...
 Mary Smith (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Miss Tomkinson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Mrs. Jamieson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Harry Gregson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Reverend Hutton (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Captain Brown (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Emma Fielding ...
 Miss Galindo (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Mr. Johnson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Jem Hearne (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Martha (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Debra Gillett ...
 Mrs. Johnson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Lady Ludlow (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Emma Lowndes ...
 Bella Gregson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Dr. Harrison (5 episodes, 2007)
Rosy Byrne ...
 Lizzie Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sophy Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
John Bowe ...
 Dr. Morgan (5 episodes, 2007)
Selina Griffiths ...
 Caroline Tomkinson (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Mr. Carter (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Rose (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Helen Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Jessie Brown (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sir Charles Maulver (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hannah Hobley ...
 Bertha (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hannah Stokely ...
 Bessie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Clara Smith / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Bessie Carter ...
 Margaret Gidman (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Dean Lennox Kelly ...
 Job Gregson (3 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Byrne ...
 Malachi Gregson (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Jack Marshland / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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 William Buxton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Miss Deborah Jenkyns (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Peggy Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Edward Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Mr. Buxton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Erminia Whyte (2 episodes, 2009)
Haydon Downing ...
 Walter Hutton (2 episodes, 2007)
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
 Mr. Peter Jenkyns (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Major Gordon (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mr. Holbrook / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Adam Henderson Scott ...
 Assistant Auctioneer (2 episodes, 2007)
Roger Ennals ...
 Mulliner (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Lady Glenmire (2 episodes, 2009)
Patricia Leach ...
 Gypsy Woman (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Westfield ...
 Farmer Graves (2 episodes, 2007)
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
 Mulliner (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Septimus Hanbury / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Kate (2 episodes, 2007)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

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Jenny Beavan and Sue Birtwistle found designing the costumes a challenge because the original author had been very detailed, but both cited how much fun they and the actors had when it came to fitting. Eileen Atkins was reported to have put on a pair of boots that were somewhat masculine and stated that they made her know what her character would feel like. Atkins also wore costumes that were a few years out of fashion to the date of the story, because it was felt that her character wouldn't have bought her own clothes, and been frugal with her expenditures. Greg Wise and Julia Sawalha both also started liking wearing costumes, with the former stating that the restraint improved acting, and Sawalha saying she loved dressing up, joking that that the costumes were the "simple and shallow" reasons she liked period dramas. See more »

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28 December 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It is one of the best pieces of work I've seen in all of 2007. A juicy mixture of stars and I looked forward to every Sunday. Beautifully shot and acted and single handedly put me on to period dramas now. Ms Pole needs to come back on the screen. A real class act of a project!! Judy Dench is subtle but endearing. Someones not much actually happens and yet you wonder why on earth is it still so incredibly captivating. It's really works because everyone of the characters is beautifully played, and the story line is layered and passionate. And did I mention Ms Pole!! I am now a big fan of this actress. I LOVED HER. Don't miss this gem.


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