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Cranford!!

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Cranford!!

Post by pat » Wed February 4th, 2009, 10:05 am

Is coming to ABC on Sundays! Fantastic! I saw it on UKTV, but the better thing is...we should be able to get the dvd then from the ABC shop! YAY!!


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Post by diamondlil » Wed February 4th, 2009, 10:08 am

I am planning to record the whole series on the IQ, so I can watch it over and over!
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 4th, 2009, 11:34 am

It was wonderful, apparently they are filming some more to be shown this Xmas on BBC1.

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Post by Libby » Wed February 4th, 2009, 8:12 pm

You'll enjoy it! It's actually more entertaining than the book. I enjoy Elizabeth Gaskell but Cranford is more like a diary and rather short on plot, but the series is an adaptation of tales from Cranford and a couple of other short books and it has been very well written and has resulted in a very watchable and entertaining series.

Cranford Chronicles is based on three Gaskell books - Cranford, Mr Harrison's Confessions and My Lady Ludlow.
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Post by Leo62 » Wed February 4th, 2009, 8:25 pm

Got the DVD - it's a wonderful series :D

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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 4th, 2009, 10:43 pm

Agreed! It was delightful to watch.
Here's the website from PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" when it broadcasted here in the US last season: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/cranford/index.html

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Post by Telynor » Sat February 7th, 2009, 5:40 am

I loved this series, and so glad that I bought the dvd. The costuming is exquisite and so is the acting. It's smart Victorian drama, and takes a very different tack than most adaptations and stories. I do hope they'll make more of the stories next year.

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Post by MissMarplestein » Sat February 7th, 2009, 1:27 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]I loved this series, and so glad that I bought the dvd. The costuming is exquisite and so is the acting. It's smart Victorian drama, and takes a very different tack than most adaptations and stories. I do hope they'll make more of the stories next year.[/quote]

We just happened to catch one or two episodes, but what we saw really drew us in. Of course, Judi Dench is always fantabulous...We may just have to get the DVD and watch the entire show in one sitting..

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Post by alice » Sat February 7th, 2009, 4:25 pm

What I was surprised by was the how quickly I went from one emotion to another. I was laughing out loud at some of the escapades, and within a few minutes I was in tears. It was very surprising, some of the turn of events. I won't say why for anyone who hasn't watched it yet, but it was a brilliant series. Wonderful acting all round, and exquisitely done. I'm so glad to hear they're making some more. I have the book on my TBR pile, I must get around to it.

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