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North & South 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2004)
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.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Daniela Denby-Ashe ...  Margaret Hale 4 episodes, 2004
Richard Armitage ...  John Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  Richard Hale 4 episodes, 2004
Sinéad Cusack ...  Hannah Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Brendan Coyle ...  Nicholas Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
Pauline Quirke ...  Dixon 4 episodes, 2004
Jo Joyner ...  Fanny Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Kay Lyon Kay Lyon ...  Mary Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
Lesley Manville ...  Maria Hale 3 episodes, 2004
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Bessy Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Emma Ferguson Emma Ferguson ...  Edith Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Jane Booker ...  Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Charnock Tom Charnock ...  Williams 3 episodes, 2004
William Houston ...  John Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
John Light ...  Henry Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ...  Mr. Bell 3 episodes, 2004
Will Tacey Will Tacey ...  Mr. Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
Lucy Brown ...  Ann Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
Rupert Evans ...  Frederick / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ...  Mrs. Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
Tim Faraday ...  Watson / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Travis Oliver ...  Captain Lennox 2 episodes, 2004
David Crellin ...  Slickson 2 episodes, 2004
Ian McHale Ian McHale ...  Stone 2 episodes, 2004
Spencer Wild Spencer Wild ...  Tom Boucher 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Lauder Frank Lauder ...  Stephens 2 episodes, 2004
Carl McCrystal ...  Henderson Worker 2 episodes, 2004
Shaun Hennessey Shaun Hennessey ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Walsh Martin Walsh ...  Hamper / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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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.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the exterior scenes were shot in various locations around Edinburgh. Scenes with shops, houses and street furniture required some ingenious work to conceal modern features from view. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene where Margaret and John are at the train station, the same woman in a brown bonnet and coat walks around or past the characters a total of eleven times. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Higgins: Reckon I'll leave my brains at home, then.
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Milton
By Martin Phipps
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Very Enjoyable
11 March 2006 | by eastbergholt2002See all my reviews

I bought the DVD version for my wife; she liked the book and enjoyed the BBC version of Wives & Daughters. I've probably seen far too many BBC costume dramas, but we were both gripped immediately and watched the whole thing in one sitting - all four hours. The story is set mainly in England's industrial North West during the 1850s, a time when even the rich seemed on the verge of destitution.

The hero is John Thornton (Richard Armitage) a self-made mill owner, who initially appears to be an aloof and brutal tyrant (Mr. Darcy with a Northern accent). The heroine is Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) a clergyman's daughter from Hampshire who finds it difficult to fit into northern society. Hale's family don't have a lot of money and seem out of place. She befriends the family of a union leader and causes controversy by speaking her mind about working conditions in the mills.

The story is based on a novel by Mrs. Gaskell, and the central characters go through some hardships and misunderstandings before they reach the predictable happy ending. The BBC is very good at this sort of thing. The story was well told with excellent acting, especially from Armitage, Sinead Cusack and Tim Piggott Smith. The characters were articulate and the plot was both credible and absorbing. Overall, it was an enjoyable series.


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