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  • Published: [England] : Burbank, CA : BBC Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (291 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 1419867156
  • 9781419867156
  • 883929012404

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Cranford

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Call number: DVD TV Cranford

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Based on the novels by Elizabeth Gaskells.

Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2007.

Simon Woods, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon, Imelda Staunton, Julia McKenzie, Rosy Byrne, Alex Etel, Kimberley Nixon.

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.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.

Contents: Cranford.

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Gaskell, you dreamer....

Simon woods is a doll. Dench is a dame. Imelda Staunton is literally the best... I LOVE this series, although it lacks the deep heart wrenching love and romance story - It still keeps your interest with the generality of daily life, Locations used included Surrey, Hambleden, Windsor, Radnage, Leighton Buzzard, Berkhamsted, Wycombe, Syon House in Brentford, London, and Isleworth in Middlesex, and Oxford. WOW! That's a lot of locations! That's the sort of dedication to rich environmental surroundings that makes the filming so developed.

Lovely

Enjoyed this thoroughly - Elizabeth Gaskell is a master at capturing the intricacies of the human heart.

Wonderful, Wonderful!

What a wonderful adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's books. You will be happy to see Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey along with the amazing Judi Dench. If you love Jane Austen, you will love this mini-series!

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