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Cranford 

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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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 Mrs Forrester 7 episodes, 2007-2009
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 Miss Pole / ... 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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 Reverend Hutton / ... 7 episodes, 2007-2009
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Debra Gillett ...
 Mrs Johnson 6 episodes, 2007-2009
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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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Selina Griffiths ...
 Caroline Tomkinson 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 ...
Hannah Stokely ...
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 Margaret Gidman 3 episodes, 2007-2009
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 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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 Mr Peter Jenkyns 2 episodes, 2009
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 Major Gordon 2 episodes, 2007
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Roger Ennals ...
 Mulliner 2 episodes, 2007
Patricia Leach ...
 Gypsy Woman 2 episodes, 2007
Andrew Westfield ...
 Farmer Graves 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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Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford  »

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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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Absolutely delightful!
6 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

As a typically boofheaded Aussie bloke, it is very hard to admit that i have found myself weeping like a child, during each episode. My wife and I have been keen viewers of BBC drama over a period of 25 years or so and both agree that this must be the most incredibly beautiful series that we have seen! I am humbled by the strength of the female characters and how delicately simple the plots. I can but only give all involved in this series a huge bouquet. I have never been overly impressed by Dame Judy until now. She is incredible in her role as Matti. 10 out of 10.The actress who plays Mary is also a favourite. The right mix of humour and pathos will make this a memorable series for years to come.


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