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Masterpiece: Cranford: (Part 1)

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Mary Smith arrives in the small, rural town of Cranford to stay with two spinster sisters, Deborah and Matty Jenkyns. Deborah is the dominating force in Cranford society, and the kind-hearted and eccentric Matty believes her to be the best judge in all matters. The Jenkyns are intrigued when Captain Brown, his daughter Jessie, and Jessie's ailing older sister move into the house across the street.

A handsome new doctor, Frank Harrison, also comes to Cranford. A young bachelor trained in London, Dr. Harrison becomes the talk of the town, not only for his revolutionary medical methods, but also for the effect he has on many female hearts. He soon sets his sights on Sophy Hutton, the rector's oldest daughter.

Ten-year-old Harry Gregson is caught poaching by Mr. Carter, the trusted estate manager of Lady Ludlow, Cranford's reigning aristocrat. However, Mr. Carter is so moved by Harry's dismal poverty, good nature, and intelligence that he offers to secretly teach him to read and write.

At Lady Ludlow's garden party, the ladies are scandalized by the news that a new railway line is to be built running straight through Cranford. Is this the end of Cranford?

Episode Info

Episode number: 38x13
Production Number: 3813
Airdate: Sunday May 04th, 2008
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

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Guest Stars
Adrian Scarborough
As Mr. Johnson
Alex Jennings
As Reverend Hutton
Alistair Petrie
As Major Gordon
Barbara Flynn
As Mrs. Jamieson
Francesca Annis
As Lady Ludlow
Greg Wise
As Sir Charles Maulver
Hannah Stokely
As Bessie
Imelda Staunton
As Miss Pole
Jim Carter
As Captain Brown
Julia McKenzie
As Mrs. Forrester
Julia Sawalha
As Jessie Brown
Michael Gambon
As Mr. Holbrook
Adam Henderson Scott
As Assistant Auctioneer
Alex Etel
As Harry Gregson
Andrea Byrne
As Malachi Gregson
Andrew Buchan
As Jem Hearne
Andrew Westfield
As Farmer Graves
Andy Rashleigh
As Mrs. Goddard
Bessie Carter
As Margaret Gidman
Dean Lennox Kelly
As Job Gregson
Deborah Findlay
As Miss Tomkinson
Debra Gillett
As Mrs. Johnson
Eileen Atkins
As Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Emma Fielding
As Miss Galindo
Emma Lowndes
As Bella Gregson
Finty Williams
As Clara Smith
Hannah Hobley
As Bertha
Haydon Downing (1)
As Walter Hutton
Hester Odgers
As Helen Hutton
Joe McFadden
As Jack Marshland
John Bowe
As Dr. Morgan
Judi Dench
As Miss Matty Jenkyns
Kimberley Nixon
As Sophy Hutton
Lesley Manville
As Mrs. Rose
Lisa Dillon
As Mary Smith
Martin Shaw
As Peter Jenkyns
Patricia Leach
As Gypsy Woman
Philip Glenister
As Mr. Carter
Roger Ennals
As Mulliner
Rosy Byrne
As Lizzie Hutton
Selina Griffiths
As Caroline Tomkinson
Simon Woods
As Dr. Harrison
Main Cast
Gillian Anderson
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Warning: Masterpiece season 38 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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