I loved this DVD! I decided to buy it after watching Cranford on BBC 1. Cranford is about a small village, in which everyone knows everyone, and the gossip travles like wild fire, often getting twisted beyond belief! A major railway now threatens the peace and tranquillity of Cranford, bringing town folk in, and the residents are not too happy with the new modernisations!
Friendships are formed, and lost, over the duration of the DVD. Love found, lost, and then found again, and some characters come to meet an untimely end.
Great DVD for all the family, with lots of comedy moments from Mrs Pole, the local busy body! You chance to see how an old town works, and sticks together when situations demand for it!
The DVD is split into 4 different, 1 hour episodes, just as it was shown on the television.
I bought the Cranford DVD box set for my mother on Mothers Day, she was so pleased with it. I won it for a resonable price, the postage was ok too.
TV Peroid Drama - Fantastic
The thing I love about Cranford is that it gives you a valuable insight into the lives of a whole cross section of society from the struggling working class to the aristocracy and everything inbetween. This is very rare as most period dramas would tend to focus on just one main family or storyline, but here you have various characters, families and friends from all walks of life and each of them fascinating in their own way. The scenes and costumes are raw and realistic, the acting outstanding, transporting you into their lives and situations. It is period drama in the best sense of the word as there is a fair dose of tragedy and sadness. This however, is well balanced by some very humorous portrayals and scenarios, as well as some wonderful romances and the joy of life in the Cranford community! All in all, a very worthwhile purchase with a magnificent cast and brilliant depiction of how life used to be in England!
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Amazing details and heartwarming storylines
An amazing series from the BBC. As always a period drama from the BBC is a wonder to watch. The rich details and wonderful heartwarming storyline make Cranford a must for any age. Based in the North of England in the 1800's the series charts the lives of the village inhabitants of Cranford through changing times detailing how they deal with the updates in traditions. I decided to buy this as a gift from my grandmother as I know that she will enjoy it as much as I do.
Worth adding to your collection
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I bought this DVD because I had seen the series on television but wanted to watch it again. Nice easy to follow story of life as it used to be. Bidding on a copy of Return to Cranford now so that I can see what happens next.