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Cranford

Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (Season 2, Episode 1)
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TV Episode | 89 min | Drama

It's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha, Jem and baby Tilly make for a lively household. ...See moreIt's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha, Jem and baby Tilly make for a lively household. Lady Ludlow is awaiting the return of her son, Septimus, and young Harry Gregson is about to start his education at Shrewsbury, benefiting from the moral support of Miss Galindo. Then there's news that wealthy widower, Mr Buxton has returned to live in Cranford, bringing with him his charming ward, Erminia and his handsome Eton-educated son, William. Whilst at nearby Thorn Cottage, Peggy Bell tries to make the best of things caring for her mother and brother Edward. Elsewhere, the world continues to change, but for now the railway has stopped five miles outside Cranford in spite of the efforts Captain Brown. All too soon life in Cranford will change in some very unexpected ways. Written by GJLS See less
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Jan 10, 2010 (United States)

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Judi Dench
Miss Matty Jenkyns Miss Matty Jenkyns   See fewer
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Julia McKenzie
Mrs Forrester Mrs Forrester   See fewer
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Alex Jennings
The Rev Hutton The Rev Hutton   See fewer
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Barbara Flynn
Mrs Jamieson Mrs Jamieson   See fewer
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Mr Johnson Mr Johnson   See fewer
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Tom Hiddleston
William Buxton William Buxton   See fewer
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Imelda Staunton
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Deborah Findlay
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Captain Brown Captain Brown   See fewer
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Andrew Buchan
Jem Hearne Jem Hearne   See fewer
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Nicholas Le Prevost
Mr Peter Jenkyns Mr Peter Jenkyns   See fewer
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Bessie Carter
Margaret Gidman Margaret Gidman   See fewer
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Lesley Sharp
Mrs Bell Mrs Bell   See fewer
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Peggy Bell Peggy Bell   See fewer
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Matthew McNulty
Edward Bell Edward Bell   See fewer
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Emma Fielding
Miss Galindo Miss Galindo   See fewer
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Jonathan Pryce
Mr Buxton Mr Buxton   See fewer
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Michelle Dockery
Erminia Whyte Erminia Whyte   See fewer
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Francesca Annis
Lady Ludlow Lady Ludlow   See fewer
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Greg Wise
Sir Charles Maulver Sir Charles Maulver   See fewer
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Harry Gregson Harry Gregson   See fewer
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Emma Lowndes
Bella Gregson Bella Gregson   See fewer
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Hannah Hobley
Bertha Bertha   See fewer
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Rory Kinnear
Septimus Hanbury Septimus Hanbury   See fewer
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Lisa Dillon
Mary Smith Mary Smith   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 295 votes