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Cranford 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Judi Dench ...  Miss Matty Jenkyns 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Julia McKenzie ...  Mrs Forrester 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Imelda Staunton ...  Miss Pole / ... 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Lisa Dillon ...  Mary Smith 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Deborah Findlay ...  Miss Tomkinson 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Barbara Flynn ...  Mrs Jamieson / ... 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Alex Etel ...  Harry Gregson 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Alex Jennings ...  Reverend Hutton / ... 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Jim Carter ...  Captain Brown 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Emma Fielding ...  Miss Galindo 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Adrian Scarborough ...  Mr Johnson 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Andrew Buchan ...  Jem Hearne 6 episodes, 2007-2009
Claudie Blakley ...  Martha 6 episodes, 2007-2009
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ...  Mrs Johnson 6 episodes, 2007-2009
Francesca Annis ...  Lady Ludlow 6 episodes, 2007-2009
Emma Lowndes Emma Lowndes ...  Bella Gregson 6 episodes, 2007-2009
Simon Woods ...  Dr Harrison 5 episodes, 2007
Rosy Byrne Rosy Byrne ...  Lizzie Hutton 5 episodes, 2007
Kimberley Nixon ...  Sophy Hutton 5 episodes, 2007
John Bowe ...  Dr Morgan 5 episodes, 2007
Selina Griffiths Selina Griffiths ...  Caroline Tomkinson 5 episodes, 2007
Philip Glenister ...  Mr Carter 5 episodes, 2007
Lesley Manville ...  Mrs Rose 5 episodes, 2007
Hester Odgers ...  Helen Hutton 5 episodes, 2007
Julia Sawalha ...  Jessie Brown 5 episodes, 2007
Greg Wise ...  Sir Charles Maulver 5 episodes, 2007-2009
Hannah Hobley Hannah Hobley ...  Bertha 4 episodes, 2007-2009
Hannah Stokely Hannah Stokely ...  Bessie 4 episodes, 2007
Bessie Carter ...  Margaret Gidman 3 episodes, 2007-2009
Dean Lennox Kelly ...  Job Gregson 3 episodes, 2007
Andrew Byrne Andrew Byrne ...  Malachi Gregson 3 episodes, 2007
Joe McFadden ...  Jack Marshland 3 episodes, 2007
Finty Williams ...  Clara Smith / ... 3 episodes, 2007-2009
Tom Hiddleston ...  William Buxton 2 episodes, 2009
Eileen Atkins ...  Miss Deborah Jenkyns 2 episodes, 2007
Lesley Sharp ...  Mrs Bell 2 episodes, 2009
Jodie Whittaker ...  Peggy Bell 2 episodes, 2009
Matthew McNulty ...  Edward Bell 2 episodes, 2009
Jonathan Pryce ...  Mr Buxton 2 episodes, 2009
Michelle Dockery ...  Erminia Whyte 2 episodes, 2009
Haydon Downing Haydon Downing ...  Walter Hutton 2 episodes, 2007
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Mr Peter Jenkyns 2 episodes, 2009
Alistair Petrie ...  Major Gordon 2 episodes, 2007
Michael Gambon ...  Mr Holbrook / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Roger Ennals Roger Ennals ...  Mulliner 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(total runtime) | (5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sue Birtwistle found out about the novel Cranford after finishing another project. Despite liking it immensely, she felt it wasn't enough to create a drama series, so she read more of Elizabeth Gaskell's other material, and came up with the idea of adapting three of Gaskell's novellas into a BBC Drama series; hence Cranford. The three novels were "Cranford", "Mr Harrison's Confessions" and "My Lady Ludlow." Birtwistle and her co-creator Susie Conklin spent several weeks in Birtwistle's apartment in New York, using color coded cards to piece the stories together. When writer Heidi Thomas came on board, she mentioned that they had married off someone twice. See more »

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Referenced in In the Loop (2009) See more »

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Absolutely delightful!
6 December 2007 | by abloke-2See all my reviews

As a typically boofheaded Aussie bloke, it is very hard to admit that i have found myself weeping like a child, during each episode. My wife and I have been keen viewers of BBC drama over a period of 25 years or so and both agree that this must be the most incredibly beautiful series that we have seen! I am humbled by the strength of the female characters and how delicately simple the plots. I can but only give all involved in this series a huge bouquet. I have never been overly impressed by Dame Judy until now. She is incredible in her role as Matti. 10 out of 10.The actress who plays Mary is also a favourite. The right mix of humour and pathos will make this a memorable series for years to come.


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