Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
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.
Reviews
Popularity
2,194 ( 49)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2010   2008  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha
Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson
Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay
Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root
Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan
Bleak House (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan
North & South (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

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.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith
Emma (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head
Northanger Abbey (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones
Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden
Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Adrian Scarborough
Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Miss Matty Jenkyns (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Mrs Forrester (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Miss Pole / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Mary Smith (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Miss Tomkinson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Mrs Jamieson / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Harry Gregson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Reverend Hutton / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Captain Brown (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Miss Galindo (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Mr Johnson (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Jem Hearne (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Martha (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Debra Gillett ...
 Mrs Johnson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Lady Ludlow (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Emma Lowndes ...
 Bella Gregson (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Dr Harrison (5 episodes, 2007)
Rosy Byrne ...
 Lizzie Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Sophy Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Dr Morgan (5 episodes, 2007)
Selina Griffiths ...
 Caroline Tomkinson (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Mr Carter (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Mrs Rose (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Helen Hutton (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Jessie Brown (5 episodes, 2007)
...
 Sir Charles Maulver (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hannah Hobley ...
 Bertha (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hannah Stokely ...
 Bessie (4 episodes, 2007)
...
 Margaret Gidman (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 Job Gregson (3 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Byrne ...
 Malachi Gregson (3 episodes, 2007)
...
 Jack Marshland (3 episodes, 2007)
...
 Clara Smith / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
...
 William Buxton (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Miss Deborah Jenkyns (2 episodes, 2007)
...
 Mrs Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Peggy Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Edward Bell (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Mr Buxton (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Erminia Whyte (2 episodes, 2009)
Haydon Downing ...
 Walter Hutton (2 episodes, 2007)
...
 Mr Peter Jenkyns (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Major Gordon (2 episodes, 2007)
...
 Mr Holbrook / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Roger Ennals ...
 Mulliner (2 episodes, 2007)
Patricia Leach ...
 Gypsy Woman (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Westfield ...
 Farmer Graves (2 episodes, 2007)
...
 Kate (2 episodes, 2007)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The span of the story in the first mini-series is a year, from the summer of 1842 to the summer of 1843. The second mini-series takes place in 1844. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of Cranford (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely delightful!
6 December 2007 | by (Australia) – 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.


61 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?