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)
Jo Joyner ...
 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)
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 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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North & South was surprisingly well received by audiences. The BBC, who had low expectations for the series, didn't publicize the series to a wider audience. They were surprised when only hours after the airing of the first episode the message board on BBC crashed down and had to be shut down due to the large number of visitors. Subsequently, the DVD was released on 11 April 2005 due to the huge success. See more »

Goofs

When Thornton is taking his walk at the graveyard, after his mother asked him not to go and see Margaret, he is not wearing a hat. But when he returns home, the first thing you see is him placing his hat on the table. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Higgins: Reckon I'll leave my brains at home, then.
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Featured in North & South: Deleted Scenes (2011) See more »

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Milton
By Martin Phipps
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Gorgeous adaptation
20 August 2005 | by (United States) – 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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