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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Margaret Hale 4 episodes, 2004
...  John Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
...  Richard Hale 4 episodes, 2004
...  Hannah Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
...  Nicholas Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
...  Dixon 4 episodes, 2004
...  Fanny Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Kay Lyon ...  Mary Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
...  Maria Hale 3 episodes, 2004
...  Bessy Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Emma Ferguson ...  Edith Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Jane Booker ...  Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Charnock ...  Williams 3 episodes, 2004
...  John Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
...  Henry Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Brian Protheroe ...  Mr. Bell 3 episodes, 2004
Will Tacey ...  Mr. Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Ann Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Frederick / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Pegg ...  Mrs. Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
...  Watson / ... 3 episodes, 2004
...  Captain Lennox 2 episodes, 2004
...  Slickson 2 episodes, 2004
Ian McHale ...  Stone 2 episodes, 2004
Spencer Wild ...  Tom Boucher 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Lauder ...  Stephens 2 episodes, 2004
...  Henderson Worker 2 episodes, 2004
Shaun Hennessey ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 2004
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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2 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elisabeth Gaskell's North and South  »

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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

John Thornton: Where are you going?
Margaret Hale: To London. I've been to Milton.
John Thornton: You'll not guess where I've been.
[Thornton pulls a rose from Helstone out of his pocket]
Margaret Hale: You've been to Helstone! I thought those had all gone!
John Thornton: I found it in the hedge row. You have to look hard. Why were you in Milton?
Margaret Hale: On business. Well, that is, I have a business proposition. Oh dear, I need Henry to help me explain.
John Thornton: You don't need Henry to explain.
Margaret Hale: I have to get this right. It's a business proposition. I have some £15,000. It is lying in ...
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a great adaptation
24 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

With "North and South" the BBC has continued its fine tradition of producing great adaptations. Indeed "North and South" is one of the very best the BBC has done, capturing the nuances of the novel perfectly and bringing out the latent eroticism of the book. The only quibble is the way the screenwriter has changed the ending from that of the novel. Although this will irk some, I thought the new ending was in keeping with the story as a whole. The acting throughout is superb, especially from Richard Armitage as the brooding Mr Thornton - he captures exactly the character's pride, brutality, warmth and passion. I think Richard Armitage would be a very good James Bond.


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