Cranford: Return to Cranford: October 1844

Cranford: Return to Cranford: October 1844

Series 2



Conclusion of the two-part special. The women of Cranford are excited about the imminent visit of Lady Glenmire, until the Hon Mrs Jamieson announces that none of them is of high enough social standing to meet her - so Miss Matty leads the Amazons in snubbing both the newcomer and her hostess. But sociable Lady Glenmire is quick to offer an olive branch by hosting a memorable Halloween party, which results in the forging of new friendships. Mr Buxton is impressed by Edward Bell's ambitions, so takes him on as land agent, only for the new employee to make a disastrous decision that has dire consequences for both himself and his sister Peggy. Meanwhile, Matty is distressed when a surprising discovery about one of her close circle results in a serious falling out among the friends, and when tragedy strikes the town, she fears Cranford may never recover. Judi Dench, Celia Imrie and Jonathan Pryce star.

Cast & Crew

Miss Matty Judi Dench
Miss Octavia Pole Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester Julia McKenzie
Mr Buxton Jonathan Pryce
Lady Glenmire Celia Imrie
Mrs Bell Lesley Sharp
Peggy Bell Jodie Whittaker
William Buxton Tom Hiddleston
Mrs Jamieson Barbara Flynn
Captain Brown Jim Carter
The Rev Hutton Alex Jennings
Mr Peter Jenkyns Nicholas Le Prevost
Signor Brunoni Tim Curry
Jem Hearne Andrew Buchan
Mary Smith Lisa Dillon
Erminia Whyte Michelle Dockery
Miss Tomkinson Deborah Findlay
Sir Charles Maulver Greg Wise
Harry Gregson Alex Etel
Mrs Clara Smith Finty Williams
Edward Bell Matthew McNulty
Miss Galindo Emma Fielding
Mr Johnson Adrian Scarborough
Mrs Johnson Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson Emma Lowndes
Bertha Hannah Hobley
Mulliner Roddy Maude-Roxby
Margaret Gidman Bessie Carter
Director Simon Curtis
Producer Sue Birtwistle
Writer Heidi Thomas
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