Saturday, May 3

Cranford...

Airing May 4, 11, and 18, 2008 on PBS

Welcome to Cranford, circa 1840...a rural English town where etiquette rules, undergirded by a healthy amount of gossip. Modernity is making a move in town as construction of a railway comes harrowingly close. Cranford's eclectic residents, among them Matty Jenkyns (Dame Judi Dench) her sister Deborah (Dame Eileen Atkins), and Miss Pole (Imelda Staunton), stay immersed in the sweet pleasures and sometimes heartbreaking realities of simple village life. But when a handsome, young doctor arrives with cutting-edge new techniques, it rapidly becomes clear that as the world changes, so Cranford will change with it. Based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels (Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr. Harrison's Confessions), and boasting an all-star cast, Cranford breathes life into one town during one extraordinary year.

A Masterpiece classic first: Starting May 5th, for a limited time, view full-length episodes of Cranford on your computer.

6 comments:

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi!

Thanks for the heads up! How does one go about watching Cranford on the computer?

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I'm excited to see it on my computer since we don't watch TV on Sundays. I hope you will post the info if you find out!

Buffy said...

I loved Cranford when it was on here in England recently. There is a hilarious scene in the first episode. Definitely well worth the viewing.

Emma said...

From what I gather, you will be able to view the episodes on the PBS website. I'll check it out on May 5th and let everyone know:)

scj said...

Hi,

I am new to your blog and just wanted to say that I highly recommend Cranford. I live in the UK and hubby and I spent each Sunday evening it was on, curled up on the sofa watching it. It is very well produced and a charming story. Enjoy!
Sheila

Anonymous said...

I've read "Cranford" a couple of times and loved it: looking forward to re-reading it. But I stopped watching this TV series part-way through the first episode as sadly it bore very little resemblance to the book...
[Valerie]

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