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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 Tomkinson 7 episodes, 2007-2009
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 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
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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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 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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Damn near perfect
19 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Cranford" is the type of drama, in writing (starts with a novel), acting and directing that the British do so well, a period piece that runs the viewer through the gamut of emotions -- frustration, anger, joy, relief, etc. -- in reaction to oh-so-subtle variations of human behavior, by illustrating the mores of the time, from quaint to maddening by modern standards on one hand, to the human generosity which defies them on the other.

As befit the greatest tales, there are several main characters with deftly interwoven stories here, so one must look elsewhere beyond these comments for knowledge of the characters and plot; but let me conclude by saying that "Cranford" has more HEART than any piece I've seen in quite some time. Shown as a "Masterpiece Classic" on America's PBS network, "Cranford" truly, truly, truly lived up to the Masterpiece moniker, with a capital M.


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