Cranford (2007–2010)
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TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 4 May 2008
After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend ... See full summary »


Sue Birtwistle (creator), Susie Conklin (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Woods ... Dr Harrison
Lesley Manville ... Mrs Rose
Rosy Byrne Rosy Byrne ... Lizzie Hutton
Julia McKenzie ... Mrs Forrester
Deborah Findlay ... Miss Tomkinson
Kimberley Nixon ... Sophy Hutton
Imelda Staunton ... Miss Pole
Julia Sawalha ... Jessie Brown
Jim Carter ... Captain Brown
John Bowe ... Dr Morgan
Eileen Atkins ... Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Barbara Flynn ... Mrs Jamieson
Judi Dench ... Miss Matty Jenkyns
Lisa Dillon ... Mary Smith
Alex Jennings ... Reverend Hutton


After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend some time with her at Lady Ludlow's garden party. Her younger brother Walter takes ill however. Captain Brown receives a visit from Major Gordon who has an interest in his daughter, Jessie. While she too is interested in the Major, she's not sure she can leave her father alone. Mayhem ensues when Mrs. Forrester's cow, Bessie, goes missing after someone leaves the gate open. Lady Ludlow's estate manager Mr. Carter catches young Harry Gregson trespassing but decides to hire him rather than report him to the constable. Matilda meets someone from her past. Rumors have it that the railway may be coming to Cranford. Written by garykmcd

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4 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Lady Ludlow: Dear Septimus. I still hope that he may find a suitable bride whilst living out in Italy, that there may yet be an heir for all this.
Miss GalindoSir Charles Maulver: [Look at each other significantly]
Sir Charles Maulver: I think, perhaps, that you should not hope too hard.
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The Bluebells of Scotland
Written by Dora Jordan
Heard in score and played on piano
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Very Funny cow scene
22 December 2009 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

This episode has many small stories in it as do the others. The one about the cow is very funny. The cow gets out of his fenced in area and everyone goes looking for it. The cow answers to a certain name when called. They called the cow, she answered and they had to pull her out of a pit that burnt all her hair off, I thought they said it was a lime pit. Later they comment that Mrs Forrester (the latest Miss Marple-Julia McKenzie)bought several yards of gray flannel material and they were wondering was she was going to use it for. In this town everyone knows everybody's business. The next time they see the cow it has a gray shirt which covers its front legs and back and is attached by a gray pants that covers it's belly and goes down the back legs like thermal pajamas. It is so funny to see. Cranford is on PBS and the first 3 episodes are all together, and last 3 or more hours.

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