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Cranford

  • 2009
  • Season 2
  • 2 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

The big adventures of a small town continue as the award-winning drama returns.

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Episode 1: Cranford: Return to Cranford: August 1844

Summary

First in a two-part special. The story picks up in August 1844, two years after Miss Matty lost her beloved sister Deborah. Mr Buxton has returned to live quietly in Cranford following the death of his wife, although Miss Matty is concerned about his relationship with his son as neither seem to be coping with their bereavement. The local busybody is also worried about Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage looking after her inattentive mother and domineering brother, so she hatches a plot to bring these young residents together. However, the surprise arrival of Lady Ludlow's son Lord Septimus leads to a chain of unexpected events concerning the looming railway, and a tragedy at Matty's own house forces her to re-evaluate her opinions on the subject. Judi Dench and Jonathan Pryce star.

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Credits

Cast

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Miss MattyJudi Dench
Miss Octavia PoleImelda Staunton
Mr BuxtonJonathan Pryce
Mrs ForresterJulia McKenzie
Lady LudlowFrancesca Annis
Miss TomkinsonDeborah Findlay
Mrs JamiesonBarbara Flynn
The Rev HuttonAlex Jennings
Capt BrownJim Carter
Mrs BellLesley Sharp
Jem HearneAndrew Buchan
Peggy BellJodie Whittaker
Septimus HanburyRory Kinnear
Mr Peter JenkynsNicholas Le Prevost
Mary SmithLisa Dillon
William BuxtonTom Hiddleston
Sir Charles MaulverGreg Wise
Harry GregsonAlex Etel
Erminia WhyteMichelle Dockery
Miss GalindoEmma Fielding
Edward BellMatthew McNulty
Mr JohnsonAdrian Scarborough
Mrs JohnsonDebra Gillett
MarthaClaudie Blakley
Bella GregsonEmma Lowndes
BerthaHannah Hobley
GiacomoNicholas Bishop
Margaret GidmanBessie Carter

Crew

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DirectorSimon Curtis
ProducerSue Birtwistle
WriterHeidi Thomas

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  • Episode 1

    Cranford: Return to Cranford: August 1844

    Summary

    First in a two-part special. The story picks up in August 1844, two years after Miss Matty lost her beloved sister Deborah. Mr Buxton has returned to live quietly in Cranford following the death of his wife, although Miss Matty is concerned about his relationship with his son as neither seem to be coping with their bereavement. The local busybody is also worried about Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage looking after her inattentive mother and domineering brother, so she hatches a plot to bring these young residents together. However, the surprise arrival of Lady Ludlow's son Lord Septimus leads to a chain of unexpected events concerning the looming railway, and a tragedy at Matty's own house forces her to re-evaluate her opinions on the subject. Judi Dench and Jonathan Pryce star.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Miss MattyJudi Dench
    Miss Octavia PoleImelda Staunton
    Mr BuxtonJonathan Pryce
    Mrs ForresterJulia McKenzie
    Lady LudlowFrancesca Annis
    Miss TomkinsonDeborah Findlay
    Mrs JamiesonBarbara Flynn
    The Rev HuttonAlex Jennings
    Capt BrownJim Carter
    Mrs BellLesley Sharp
    Jem HearneAndrew Buchan
    Peggy BellJodie Whittaker
    Septimus HanburyRory Kinnear
    Mr Peter JenkynsNicholas Le Prevost
    Mary SmithLisa Dillon
    William BuxtonTom Hiddleston
    Sir Charles MaulverGreg Wise
    Harry GregsonAlex Etel
    Erminia WhyteMichelle Dockery
    Miss GalindoEmma Fielding
    Edward BellMatthew McNulty
    Mr JohnsonAdrian Scarborough
    Mrs JohnsonDebra Gillett
    MarthaClaudie Blakley
    Bella GregsonEmma Lowndes
    BerthaHannah Hobley
    GiacomoNicholas Bishop
    Margaret GidmanBessie Carter

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSimon Curtis
    ProducerSue Birtwistle
    WriterHeidi Thomas
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