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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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 Mrs Forrester (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Miss Pole / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 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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 Captain Brown (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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 Martha (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 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)
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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)
Hannah Hobley ...
 Bertha (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hannah Stokely ...
 Bessie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Margaret Gidman (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Job Gregson (3 episodes, 2007)
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 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)
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 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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 Mulliner (2 episodes, 2007)
Patricia Leach ...
 Gypsy Woman (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Westfield ...
 Farmer Graves (2 episodes, 2007)
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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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Brilliant drama
28 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nobody does period drama better than the BBC and this one was no exception. It is hard to find any fault with it all, fantastically shot and all the actors (especially Judi Dench, who made me cry) were terrific. I am growing to love Elizabeth Gaskell on the TV, after the previous adaptations of Wives and Daughters and North and South comes Cranford. Such a change from all the Dickens and Austen series we usually get. What a terrific writer she was. This story in some way was less dramatic than the other two adaptations, almost like a kind of soap opera, full of wonderful women characters, with every actress perfectly cast and no-one scene stealing. All in all another triumph, more please!

Just watched the BAFTAs. Why didn't Cranford win?? It should have.


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