Cranford is principally concerned with the lives of a group of single and widowed middle class women, who place great store on propriety, and on maintaining an appearance of gentility, even those whose means are barely adequate for the task
SPOILER! REVEALS END. Though Peter is still in Cranford Matty now lives alone. Following his wife and baby's death in childbirth Jem goes to Manchester for better work prospects and Mary moves to London to pursue her writing career. Following Lady Ludlow'
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.
Gather together all of the UK's older leading ladies, add in Philip Glenister and you have another of Elizabeth Gaskell's wonderful novels brought to life by, if I'm not mistaken, the exceptional writer Andrew Davies. Loved this show, every single second was perfection. Village life, beautiful.
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