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Masterpiece Episode: "Cranford"

Season 38, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: A three-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's "Cranford," about life in an 1840s Cheshire village. Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins star as sisters Matty and Deborah Jenkyns who, in the opener, welcome an old friend (Lisa Dillon) to live with them. Also, the town's new doctor (Simon Woods) introduces new medical procedures and causes hearts to swoon; and a railroad headed Cranford's way causes some concern. Lady Ludlow: Francesca Annis.
Original Air Date: May 4, 2008
Guest Cast Francesca Annis: Lady Ludlow Lisa Dillon: Mary Smith Eileen Atkins: Deborah Jenkyns Philip Glenister: Mr. Carter Simon Woods: Dr. Frank Harrison Imelda Staunton: Miss Pole Judi Dench: Matty Jenkyns Michael Gambon: Mr. Holbrook Julia McKenzie: Mrs. Forrester Barbara Flynn: Mrs. Jamieson

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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