After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend some time with her at Lady Ludlow's garden party. Her younger brother Walter takes ill however. Captain Brown receives a visit from Major Gordon who has an interest in his daughter, Jessie. While she too is interested in the Major, she's not sure she can leave her father alone. Mayhem ensues when Mrs. Forrester's cow, Bessie, goes missing after someone leaves the gate open. Lady Ludlow's estate manager Mr. Carter catches young Harry Gregson trespassing but decides to hire him rather than report him to the constable. Matilda meets someone from her past. Rumors have it that the railway may be coming to Cranford. Written by
Did You Know?
I always think the garden party shows Hanbury off at its very best. It is a pity that my son's health will not permit him to witness it.
Has Lord Septimus sent word?
I received a letter just this morning. Most regretfully expressed.
Perhaps next year we might commission an artist to record the event. An engraving could be sent to Italy.
Next year, Mr. Carter, I am certain that Lord Septimus will be with us.
Performed by Alistair Petrie
and Julia Sawalha See more