BBC TV: Cranford

Just a heads up to remind all our readers that the first episode in the BBC’s much anticipated five part adaptation of Mrs. Gaskell’s Cranford airs tonight at 9pm on BBC1. From the Radio Times:

This adaptation of three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell explores the hopes and fears of a rural community facing the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution. Set in the 1840s, it follows a year in the life of Cranford, a Cheshire market town presided over by a group of eminently respectable, middle-aged ladies. But the march of progress cannot be denied. With the construction of a railway line from Manchester and the arrival of a handsome new doctor from London, the lives of the people of Cranford are about to change for ever.

Edit 25/11/2007: Read our review of the first episode here.

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