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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
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 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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 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
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 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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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

In the last scene where Margaret and John are at the train station, the same woman in a brown bonnet and coat walks around or past the characters a total of eleven times. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: [When Margaret is leaving Milton in a carriage] Look back at me.
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Brilliant adaptation
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had never read this book, but enjoy watching period dramas. I'm going to read the book now. I got into this in the first episode and I was gripped all the way through. I was rooting for Margaret and John to get together as it just had got to happen. Great portrayals by Sinead Cusack as John Thornton's mother and Jo Joyner as sister Fanny, she was funny. Brendan Coyle was great as Nicholas Higgins, showing us the worker's side of the story and what the unions were trying to do. Very believable acting from Richard Armitage as John Thornton and Daniela Denby-Ashe was lovely as Margaret. Thornton reminds me of similar sort of characters - Mr Rochester, Darcy. We need men like that.


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