Saturday, November 24, 2007

How could I forget............Cranford......

No copyright breach intended.
What a joy, we sat there hanging on every word and drinking in the wonderful period detail. No simulated sex, no violence and no bad language just one hour of riveting acting and an already gently enthralling story and, as someone pointed out today, issues that are still relevant today. For those of you beyond these shores I hope it will come to a small screen near you soon.
As you know I frequently have my disappointments with the BBC and am not backward in coming forward but when it comes to adaptations of the classics they are unbeatable.The BBC website has some interesting background information as does this site which tells of the filming in Lacock, the village we visited in October.What joy for the next few Sunday evenings.
I add two extracts from the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine which I was luck y enought to borrow from a friend some time ago.

(If you double clock they should come up large)
A different world indeed!!


Purple Missus said...

I totally agree with all of the above. The BBC certainly go to town with the classics and this will be no exception if the first part was anything to go by. And what a great cast esp. Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzie - brilliant. I just loved the bit with the lace and the poor cat :)

Susan D said...

Wasn't it brilliant can't wait for tomorrows episode. As you say no bad language, no violence and no sex just first class acting from everyone involved.

Penny said...

Oh dear, as a Penelope I worry about the above extract and dont think I could possible conform