Cranford 2 Seasons 2007

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Cranford's ladies are preparing for Lady Ludlow's Garden Party, the social event of the year. Dr. Harrison has eyes for Sophy Hutton, the daughter of Cranford's rector, Reverend Hutton. Matty is shaken at the party when she meets a mysterious acquaintance from her past. Things start to go badly at the party when local gossips overhear a new railway line will be built to come right into Cranford.

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Original air date:
November 25, 2007

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Episode 2 - Cranford

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    1. Episode 1 - Cranford Mary Smith flees Manchester to stay with spinster sisters, Deborah and Matty Jenkyns, in the rural town of Cranford. A young doctor, Frank Harrison, comes to Cranford to help the existing Doctor and is the talk of the town. The sisters are intrigued when the house across the street is rented to a retired soldier, Captain Brown. It seems he is already knows local aristocrat, Sir Charles Maulver.

    TV-14 54min November 18, 2007
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    2. Episode 2 - Cranford Cranford's ladies are preparing for Lady Ludlow's Garden Party, the social event of the year. Dr. Harrison has eyes for Sophy Hutton, the daughter of Cranford's rector, Reverend Hutton. Matty is shaken at the party when she meets a mysterious acquaintance from her past. Things start to go badly at the party when local gossips overhear a new railway line will be built to come right into Cranford.

    TV-14 54min November 25, 2007
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    3. Episode 3 - Cranford As winter approaches, Cranford is overwhelmed by sorrows and struggles to re-gain its confidence. When Dr. Harrison's housekeeper, Mrs Rose, discovers a leg of mutton was stolen from the kitchen window the same night that Mr. Johnson, the owner of the town's store, is mugged, the ladies decide that a crime wave has hit Cranford. Christmas arrives and Cranford huddles together to celebrate.

    TV-14 54min December 2, 2007
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    4. Episode 4 - Cranford Matty suffers a great disappointment and decides to confide in Mary about her lost love. Dr. Harrison visits the Rectory and formally asks the Reverend Hutton for permission to court Sophy. Everyone has high expectations for the upcoming May Day and Dr. Harrison looks forward to the first time he will be able to be with Sophy openly as a couple.

    TV-14 54min December 9, 2007
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    5. Episode 5 - Cranford Miss Pole invites the ladies of the town to a secret meeting to discuss Matty's crisis. Dr. Harrison, on the other hand, is shunned by the town - no patients will come to him now that the true about him is exposed. Mr. Carter is horrified to discover that Lady Ludlow has secretly mortgaged her estate to raise money for her son's villa in Italy.

    TV-14 54min December 16, 2007

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Genres Drama
Director Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson
Supporting actors Rosy Byrne, Julia McKenzie, Deborah Findlay, Kimberley Nixon, Imelda Staunton, Julia Sawalha, Jim Carter, John Bowe, Eileen Atkins, Barbara Flynn, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon, Alex Jennings, Selina Griffiths, Haydon Downing, Alistair Petrie, Francesca Annis, Philip Glenister
Season year 2007
Network BBC
Executive Producer Sue Birtwistle
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 19, 2012
Cranford aka the Cranford Chronicles, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's story is a stellar production. It is a lush period drama and is very authentic in its portrayal of people living in a little hamlet called Cranford. The sets are beautiful as are the costumes, and of course the production is elevated to a level of excellence by its impeccable casting.

Writer Heidi Thomas does a wonderful job of adapting Elizabeth Gaskell's story [purportedly based on Gaskell's own hometown] and though liberties are taken, the stellar cast more than makes up for whatever deficiencies there may be in the faithfulness of the adaptation. Dame Eileen Atkins [Miss Deborah Jenkins] and Dame Judi Dench [Miss Matty Jenkins] portray two spinster sisters in 1842 who live in the little town of Cranford. Far from being a quiet little hamlet, this little town hums with activity and village gossips, especially a Miss Pole [Imelda Staunton]who flits around from one hearsay to another, avidly passing on any little nuggets of gossip to the other inhabitants.

Cranford is set aflutter by the arrival of a new doctor, Dr Harrison [Simon Woods] who is young, handsome, single and very much into trying new methods of treatment, to the initial consternation of the townspeople. Dr Harrison finds himself attracted to a beautiful local lass, Sophy [Kimberly Nixon] though he inadvertently attracts the romantic affections of other single women in Cranford.

But the story does not merely focus on romance, as there are other more serious themes underlying the series. For one, there is talk of a railroad being built that would go through Cranford, and disrupt the idyllic life in the village, giving rise to the inevitable battle between modernization and the desire for things to remain unchanged.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cristina Ggellineau on May 22, 2011
Excellent acting and beautiful scenery. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan then you must buy this series!! Have a box of tissues handy.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Price on March 9, 2011
This is a great story by the lesser-known Elizabeth Gaskell. You'll be pulled right into the various lives of the Cranford townspeople. This series is both poignant and humorous at times, and has excellent acting by many familiar faces like Judi Dench. I highly recommend it!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Matheson on December 31, 2010
Love it. It was very well done. Great acting and good story line. I wish I could find more shows like this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Montgomery on January 21, 2012
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My whole family enjoyed it-even my teenage son.Wish it was more than 2 seasons!!
Absolutely fantastic cast- I am going to buy the DVD for my sister to watch in closed caption.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth S. on November 13, 2011
I love the ladies of Cranford! This movie far exceeded my expectations, which were very high. The talent in this film is overwhelming. The incredible blend of drama and intelligent comedy made me want to watch it again and again. I've seen it so often that I feel a close friendship and affection for the ladies of Cranford. "I defy you not to roar!" (Captain Brown). Roar and weep and smile with this tiny village and it may become your new escape movie as it has mine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LizzyD on September 30, 2013
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My only disappointment was that you have to pay additional money to see Season 2. I will check BEFORE starting a season in the future.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Milad on April 13, 2012
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As another reviewer said, the story just pulls you in. At first I was just going to buy one episode but now I want to know what happens! Thankful that there are other seasons as well. Yeyyyyy!
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