Cranford

Season 1 Episode 1

June 1842

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Aired Unknown Nov 18, 2007 on BBC
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The town of Cranford is in a flurry at the arrival of a new handsome doctor. His controversial treatment of an unfortunate carpenter is risky not only for the patient, but also his reputation. Elsewhere a family suffers a loss but forges a friendship.

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    Miss Galindo

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    Adrian Scarborough

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    Mr Johnson

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      • The show was nominated for several Emmys in 2008, including Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries, Or Movie, Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for Dame Judi Dench), Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for Eileen Atkins) and Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special.

      • This episode drew in 8 milion viewers, or 29% of the viewing public, beating all other UK channels for the time slot on Sunday evening.

      • Elizabeth Gaskell's fictional town of Cranford is based on the Cheshire town of Knutsford.

      • This five-parter is composed from three Elizabeth Gaskell novellas and an essay. They are Cranford, Mr Harrison's Confessions, My Lady Ludlow and The Last Generation.

      • The Cotswolds village of Lacock was used for the outdoor scenes. The mainly National Trust owned town was transformed into Cranford. This involved removing all modern building adornments, such as alarm boxes, net curtains, wires and Yale locks! The tarmac roads were covered in a mix of sand, grit and peat.

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