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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


Guest Stars
Adrian ScarboroughAdrian Scarborough
As Mr. Johnson
Alex JenningsAlex Jennings
As Reverend Hutton
Alistair PetrieAlistair Petrie
As Major Gordon
Barbara FlynnBarbara Flynn
As Mrs. Jamieson
Francesca AnnisFrancesca Annis
As Lady Ludlow
Greg WiseGreg Wise
As Sir Charles Maulver
Hannah StokelyHannah Stokely
As Bessie
Imelda StauntonImelda Staunton
As Miss Pole
Jim CarterJim Carter
As Captain Brown
Julia McKenzieJulia McKenzie
As Mrs. Forrester
Julia SawalhaJulia Sawalha
As Jessie Brown
Michael GambonMichael Gambon
As Mr. Holbrook
Adam Henderson ScottAdam Henderson Scott
As Assistant Auctioneer
Alex EtelAlex Etel
As Harry Gregson
Andrea ByrneAndrea Byrne
As Malachi Gregson
Andrew BuchanAndrew Buchan
As Jem Hearne
Andrew WestfieldAndrew Westfield
As Farmer Graves
Andy RashleighAndy Rashleigh
As Mrs. Goddard
Bessie CarterBessie Carter
As Margaret Gidman
Dean Lennox KellyDean Lennox Kelly
As Job Gregson
Deborah FindlayDeborah Findlay
As Miss Tomkinson
Debra GillettDebra Gillett
As Mrs. Johnson
Eileen AtkinsEileen Atkins
As Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Emma FieldingEmma Fielding
As Miss Galindo
Emma LowndesEmma Lowndes
As Bella Gregson
Finty WilliamsFinty Williams
As Clara Smith
Hannah HobleyHannah Hobley
As Bertha
Haydon Downing (1)Haydon Downing (1)
As Walter Hutton
Hester OdgersHester Odgers
As Helen Hutton
Joe McFaddenJoe McFadden
As Jack Marshland
John BoweJohn Bowe
As Dr. Morgan
Judi DenchJudi Dench
As Miss Matty Jenkyns
Kimberley NixonKimberley Nixon
As Sophy Hutton
Lesley ManvilleLesley Manville
As Mrs. Rose
Lisa DillonLisa Dillon
As Mary Smith
Martin ShawMartin Shaw
As Peter Jenkyns
Patricia LeachPatricia Leach
As Gypsy Woman
Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
As Mr. Carter
Roger EnnalsRoger Ennals
As Mulliner
Rosy ByrneRosy Byrne
As Lizzie Hutton
Selina GriffithsSelina Griffiths
As Caroline Tomkinson
Simon WoodsSimon Woods
As Dr. Harrison
Main Cast
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
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