Cranford (Season 1)
A rich and comic drama about the people of Cranford, a small Cheshire town on the cusp of change in the 1840s. Adapted from the novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.
In season one, talk of a new railway being built brings fears of the breakdown of law and order; and the arrival of a handsome new doctor from London causes a stir among the ladies' in the town.
Margaret Hale is a southerner from a country vicarage newly settled in the industrial northern town of Milton. In the shock of her move, she misjudges charismatic cotton mill-owner John Thornton, whose strength of purpose and passion are a match for her own pride and willfulness. When the workers of Milton call a strike, Margaret takes their side, and the two are brought into deeper conflict. As events spiral out of control, Margaret - to her surprise - begins to fall in love with Thornton.
|Film Type||TV Series|
|Century||19th Century (1800s)|
|Exact Date||1842 1843|
|Author (novel/play)||Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)|
|Adaptation/Inspired||Cranford (1853) Mr. Harrison's Confessions (1851) My Lady Ludlow (1858) The Last Generation in England (1859)|
|Tags||Based on Novel or Book British Period Drama Costume Drama Cottage Country Setting/Life England Historical Fiction Social Divide Village|
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