This BBC miniseries adapts three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell. Sue Birtwistle and
Susie Conklin (Pride and Prejudice and Wives and Daughters) team up again to create a lively drama filled
with warmth and humor. Lead by an all-star cast including Dame Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Francesca Annis,
Sir Michael Gambon, Julia Sawalha and Imelda Staunton. It is a virtual "who's who" of period films. You will
recognize actors and actresses from Pride and Prejudice (1995) and (2005), Jane Eyre (2006), Emma (1997) and much more.
Cranford is a quaint English town that has kept its traditions and way of life with pride. But it is a town
that is soon faced with change. When a new young doctor (Simon Woods) arrives into town, he causes quite a stir.
Not only is he an eligible bachelor who soon wins the hearts of many of the town's single women, but he has new ways of practicing medicine.
His arrival also coincides with news that a railroad will soon be built, and the local townsfolk fear how it will
threaten their unchanged way of life. Cranford is a series full of heart. You will grow to love the people, and laugh and cry
with their triumphs and tragedies.
This film is made for television and is not rated.