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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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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
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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
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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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Runtime:

(total runtime) | (5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The tan and black gown with striped sleeves worn by Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow) is the same costume Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) wears playing cards at Barton Park in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram) wears in the final scene in Mansfield Park (2007), and Rosemary Enright wears at dinner in The Regency House Party (2004). The costume is also worn by an extra at the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005), by Wendy Craig (Mrs.Lefroy) in The Real Jane Austen (2002), and by Penny Downie (Lady Judith Milbanke) at dinner, after Annabella returns to her parents' house in Byron (2003). See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 15 March 2011 (2011) See more »

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I'm an Austenite but...
22 December 2007 | by purplebeetlewingsSee all my reviews

I am at heart an Austen girl, and I will admit that I find that the BBC's adaptations often far outrank any other, and Cranford was no exception. I have yet to read the books but have dropped heavy hints to Santa. The BBC has, if I'm honest disappointed me recently, but for one Cranford' quality programme I can almost forgive for everything else. Pure excellence. Cranford had me in tears for every episode, and often begging for the happy ending which given the often dark nature of the narrative was unlikely to come, and often didn't. Wonderful performances, from the Sirs and Dames, down to the youngster who played Harry Gregson, and with wonderful characterisation, which made the characters lovable and known and even gives unseen characters and histories unseen depths which are sometimes unavoidably and sadly missed in period pieces. A wonderful job. One request, may 'Cranford' never meet Hollywood, they won't be able to do it better than the BBC! Does anyone know when it comes out on DVD?


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