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North & South 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2004)
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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 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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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 ...
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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Elisabeth Gaskell's North and South  »

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There is a Blu-ray edition in Spain, also a blu-ray Box Set with this and others Gaskell works like Cranford, Return to Cranford, and Wives and Daughters 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

John Thornton: Was... was it Miss Hale who told you to come to me? You might have said.
Nicholas Higgins: And you've have been a little more civil?
John Thornton: [Thornton glares at him and leaves]
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Featured in North & South: Deleted Scenes (2011) See more »

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By Martin Phipps
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Gorgeous adaptation
20 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm a history teacher so I'm very critical of adaptations, especially those that sentimentalize the past in any way. This is a superb rendering of the spirit of the industrial age and the many facets of class struggle within it. It's also a richly romantic love story. The acting by all the cast is uniformly excellent but Richard Armitage as Thornton is a stand-out. The BBC is well-known for their meticulous attention to detail with locations and costumes. The working 19C mills used in the film are like watching a Jacob Riis photograph springing to life. The cinematography is gorgeous and the music is outstanding. This is the best historic fiction on screen I've ever seen.


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