North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
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 Margaret Hale (4 episodes, 2004)
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 John Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Richard Hale (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Hannah Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Nicholas Higgins (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Dixon (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Fanny Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
Kay Lyon ...
 Mary Higgins (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Maria Hale (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Bessy Higgins (3 episodes, 2004)
Emma Ferguson ...
 Edith Lennox (3 episodes, 2004)
Jane Booker ...
 Mrs. Shaw (3 episodes, 2004)
Tom Charnock ...
 Williams (3 episodes, 2004)
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 John Boucher (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Henry Lennox (3 episodes, 2004)
Brian Protheroe ...
 Mr. Bell (3 episodes, 2004)
Will Tacey ...
 Mr. Latimer (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Ann Latimer (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Frederick / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
Caroline Pegg ...
 Mrs. Boucher (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Watson / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Captain Lennox (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Slickson (2 episodes, 2004)
Ian McHale ...
 Stone (2 episodes, 2004)
Spencer Wild ...
 Tom Boucher (2 episodes, 2004)
Frank Lauder ...
 Stephens (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Henderson Worker (2 episodes, 2004)
Shaun Hennessey ...
 Henderson (2 episodes, 2004)
Martin Walsh ...
 Hamper / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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Drama | Romance

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Elisabeth Gaskell's North and South  »

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Milton is based on Manchester, where Gaskell also lived. See more »

Goofs

When Thornton walks out after talking in the street with Mr Bell, Miss Hale, and the Lattimers, Miss Lattimer disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Higgins: My poor Bess! She lived the life of a dog. Hard work and illness. She never had one moment of rejoicing. I'm not saying I don't believe in your God, but I can't believe He meant the world to be as it is. The masters ruling over us, the rest of us left to live a half-life in the shadows.
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Featured in North & South: Interview with Richard Armitage (2011) See more »

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Thornton's Walk
By Martin Phipps
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a great adaptation
24 March 2005 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

With "North and South" the BBC has continued its fine tradition of producing great adaptations. Indeed "North and South" is one of the very best the BBC has done, capturing the nuances of the novel perfectly and bringing out the latent eroticism of the book. The only quibble is the way the screenwriter has changed the ending from that of the novel. Although this will irk some, I thought the new ending was in keeping with the story as a whole. The acting throughout is superb, especially from Richard Armitage as the brooding Mr Thornton - he captures exactly the character's pride, brutality, warmth and passion. I think Richard Armitage would be a very good James Bond.


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