April 30, 2008

Judi's Turn To Try

Dame Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton feature heavily on this Sunday's Masterpiece Classic, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford. The premise of this three-installment series: an 1840 version of McDreamy (Simon Woods, a.k.a. Mr. Bingley!) comes to town with new-fangled medical ideas, thereby putting the staunch-and-staid biddies of a small rural community in a tizzy (and sending some of the younger women into fits of rapture, I daresay.) The film appears to be an amalgamation of several of Gaskell's works, but all I know is, the Brits loved it when it aired there, so I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a preview from the PBS site.

1 comment:

  1. I just read this last month and am looking forward to watching the adaptation!