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On DVD Today: Cranford

The Region 1 DVD for Cranford is available today (May 20th)!

, the BBC mini-series aired the first of the three episodes last Sunday, May 4th. The 2nd episode will air on May 11 (Mother's Day), and the last one will be on the 18th on Masterpiece.

As previously posted here, Judi Dench, Philip Glenister, Francesca Annis and Michael Gambon star in Elizabeth Gaskell's five-part period drama which follows the small absurdities and major tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford.

Some P&P alumni stars (P&P '05's Judi Dench, Simon Woods, and Claudie Blakley. Also, Julia Sawalha [Lydia Bennet] from P&P '95 mini-series) are in this period drama.
The cast list also includes Francesca Annis, Philip Glenister, Lesley Manville, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, and Greg Wise.

Recently, Cranford was nominated with 7 BAFTA and won at least one award for Eileen Atkins for Best Actress.

Be sure to get your copy of Cranford DVD today if you are interested in owning it and adding it to your dvd collection.

Watch Cranford On Masterpiece

Cranford, the BBC mini-series aired all three episodes last May 4th, 11th, and the 18th (this past Sunday) on Masterpiece.

If you missed all 3 episodes on PBS' Masterpiece, worry not, they are now available to watch online for free.

Check out the links below and watch all 3 episodes of Cranford:

Note: Be sure you have QuickTime and Windows Media to view all the videos.


  1. I just finished the whole series on PBS, for the second time! Really enjoyed it. It was a kick to see Judi Dench as such a softie! Haven't seen her in that type of role in a long time. Anyway, it was a well done production in every way. It did not have the passion and high emotion of Glaskell's N&S, or the 2005 P&P production, but the characterization was great and the acting superb.

  2. Yeah, it was nice to see Judi Dench in a softie role. She almost always plays the villain roles, lol. Glad to see her softie side for a change and she was great in this one.

    Simon Woods (aka Mr. Bingley) was good here as well. Claudie Blakley (aka Charlotte Lucas) was not much in here and I almost didn't notice her, lol.


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