Monday, 14 May 2012

Cranford (2007)

1842, Cranford, a market town in the North West of England, is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules, but Cranford is on the cusp of change...

For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness in Cranford and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue - a handsome new doctor Frank Harrison from London has arrived; a retired Captain and his daughters have moved into a house opposite and the preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway.  Everyone - from charming rogue Dr Marshland to mean Mrs Jamieson and her lap dog - talks and is talked about behind closed door.



The town also has its secrets which it slowly reveals: Matty's encounter with an old flame at the garden party; Lady Ludlow's land agent Mr Carter teaching a gypsy lad to read and write; the wild expectations of the May Day celebrations and - news that shakes the town when it is revealed - a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.


I am a big fan of Cranford. I love Miss Matty, Miss Deborah and Miss Pole, she is very funny! A gentle story with a mixture of happiness and tragedy. It has wonderful scenery and costumes. Cranford is a wonderful escape to a world of elegance and manners. Enjoy! :) xx


  1. I love Cranford so much! I actually went to Lacock where they filmed it and got majorly excited by all the locations!! ;P xx

    1. Lucky you! Is Lacock nice? They used Lacock as Meryton in P and P '95! :) xx

    2. Sorry just found your reply! Lacock is lovely :) They use it in so much actually as well as 95 p & p they also used it in the Kate Beckinsale Emma, some village scenes in Harry Potter, the recent film the Wolfman and Lacock Abbey has been used in Harry Potter and The Other Boleyn Girl film - probs other things too! - seriously wish I lived there!! ;) xx

    3. I'd love to visit Lacock one day! :) Is it easy to get around? (I am in a wheelchair.) I love visiting sets of period dramas. I get really exicted! :D xx

    4. It is a really lovely place, and is quite easy to go around - I think it's got (possibly!) national trust connections so it's quite touristy and there's some nice pubs with signed cast pictures and things from various films/tv dramas :) xx

    5. Thank you for you help, Sarah. I always have to think about access whenever I would like to visit somewhere, (it is a bit annoying) so it's nice to ask someone beforehand. I'll keep Lacock in mind and I may visit it one day! :) xx

    6. No problem :) I think you'd really like it :) xx