Airing May 4, 11, and 18, 2008 on PBS check local listings.
"The only real problem with Cranford is that it ends."
— Los Angeles Times
Cranford concludes this Sunday on PBS (check local listings). Dr. Harrison finds himself at the center of a confusing love triangle, Lady Ludlow makes a startling revelation, Matty bears further tragedy, and a crisis strikes Cranford. Can the tight-knit community survive? The incomparable cast includes Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Francesca Annis and Imelda Staunton among others in Cranford's heartfelt final episode.
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Welcome to Cranford, circa 1840...a rural English town where etiquette rules, undergirded by a healthy amount of gossip. Modernity is making a move in town as construction of a railway comes harrowingly close. Cranford's eclectic residents, among them Matty Jenkyns (Dame Judi Dench) her sister Deborah (Dame Eileen Atkins), and Miss Pole (Imelda Staunton), stay immersed in the sweet pleasures and sometimes heartbreaking realities of simple village life. But when a handsome, young doctor arrives with cutting-edge new techniques, it rapidly becomes clear that as the world changes, so Cranford will change with it. Based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels (Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr. Harrison's Confessions), and boasting an all-star cast, Cranford breathes life into one town during one extraordinary year.