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My Job Directing Cranford

My Job Directing Cranford

Director Simon Curtis reveals how Cranford was revisited, in all its bonneted splendour

Desperate Victorian housewives: Deborah Findlay, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzieLaurence Cendrowicz

When Cranford was first shown in 2007 on a Sunday night and then repeated the following weekend, those first two showings got over 10 million people watching each week. You obviously pay attention to that. And because the first series wasn’t a straight adaptation of a finished book but based on a set of short stories by Elizabeth Gaskell, there was always the potential for more.


How we laughed and cried at the last one. I haven't seen a more perfect slice of TV costume drama, nor (in the fusion of three stories) a more creative one. And Carl Davis has to be the king of incidental music - I trust he's back again on this one. Thanks for this.

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