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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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 Miss Matty Jenkyns (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Mary Smith (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 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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 Mrs Johnson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Lady Ludlow (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Bella Gregson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Dr Harrison (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Lizzie Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sophy Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Dr Morgan (5 episodes, 2007)
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 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)
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 Bertha (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Bessie (4 episodes, 2007)
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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 Clara Smith / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
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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)
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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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Judi Dench had read the novel 'Cranford' at school, and when a neighbor lent her the book, she was vividly reminded of it. She stated that she hoped that the remake would "make people want to read her." See more »

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I'm an Austenite but...
22 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am at heart an Austen girl, and I will admit that I find that the BBC's adaptations often far outrank any other, and Cranford was no exception. I have yet to read the books but have dropped heavy hints to Santa. The BBC has, if I'm honest disappointed me recently, but for one Cranford' quality programme I can almost forgive for everything else. Pure excellence. Cranford had me in tears for every episode, and often begging for the happy ending which given the often dark nature of the narrative was unlikely to come, and often didn't. Wonderful performances, from the Sirs and Dames, down to the youngster who played Harry Gregson, and with wonderful characterisation, which made the characters lovable and known and even gives unseen characters and histories unseen depths which are sometimes unavoidably and sadly missed in period pieces. A wonderful job. One request, may 'Cranford' never meet Hollywood, they won't be able to do it better than the BBC! Does anyone know when it comes out on DVD?


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