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Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her dumurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlows garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town, a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.

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Masterpiece Theatre
Masterpiece Theatre ; Masterpiece Classics
Masterpiece Theatre ; Masterpiece Classics.
DVD-Video discs -- 2008.
England -- Drama.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865 -- Film adaptations.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865 -- Television adaptations.
Gossip -- England -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- Drama.
Market towns -- England -- Drama.
Single women -- England -- Drama.
Sisters -- England -- Drama.
Historical television programs.
Melodramas (Drama)
Television mini-series -- Great Britain.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
2 Entertain (Firm)
Annis, Francesca, 1945-
Atkins, Eileen, 1934-
BBC Video (Firm)
Birtwistle, Sue.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Chestermead Ltd.
Conklin, Susie.
Curtis, Simon, 1960-
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Etel, Alex.
Gambon, Michael.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. Cranford.
Hudson, Steve, 1969-
Staunton, Imelda, 1956-
Thomas, Heidi, 1967-
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Woods, Simon, 1980-
Publisher, Date:
[England] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
2 videodiscs (291 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired (Optional English subtitles).
Other Title:
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Special feature : The making of Cranford.
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2007.
Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Director of photography, Ben Smithard; editors, Frances Parker, Dan Roberts; music, Carl Davis; series costume designer, Jenny Beavan; series production designer, Donal Woods; producers, Sue Birtwistle, Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin; writer, Heidi Thomas; director, Simon Curtis & Steve Hudson.
Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins, Simon Woods, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Alex Etel.
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2007.
DVD, region 1.
For private home use only.
Special feature: The making of Cranford.
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Link to PAC
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