Monday, May 5, 2008


Last night,
Masterpiece Theatre had the first
episode of Cranford, three part series
of Elizabeth Gaskell's books. I haven't
read the books, but an evening in England
in 1842 with Judi Dench, several P&P
stars ( Mr. Bingley and Lydia Bennett)
and several other good actors is a high
recommendation. You can watch it
online starting today.

from the site:

Watch Episode One
Mary Smith moves to Cranford to live with
sisters Deborah and Matty Jenkyns. Adventures
ensue, including the arrival of handsome Dr. Harrison
and his newfangled medical ideas, a glittering garden
party hosted by Lady Ludlow, and great agitation
over the approach of a railway and the change it will bring.


melissa said...

I enjoyed watching it so much, and was thrilled to find it would last more than one night.

Thanks for mentioning it. Can't wait until next Sunday!

walking said...

I enjoyed the show, too! Except the final 10 minutes when two characters suddenly die! How could they do that? They did not even give much foreshadowing on either one and I did not have time to prepare for the deaths.

Kermit and Elektra said...

Another really good one is the production of Wives and Daughters!

Bonnie said...

We'll have to look for that!

Bonnie and Emma