Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cranford Chronicles coming our way

Finally we have news from the BBC that an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford is to commence filming this April in the Cotswolds and London. The five-part series is set to star Judi Dench (no less) in the main role as Matty Jenkyns. Sue Birtwhistle, with a solid pedigree in period drama, including the BBC's 1995 Pride and Prejudice, is producer, and Heidi Thomas is the screenwriter. The involvement of Thomas in particular has sparked my interest in this project, as I am a big fan of her writing based on the current BBC drama series Lilies.


Anonymous said...

You might be interested to know that there is reference on the web to both Michael Gambon and Andrew Buchan having been cast in this new BBC series, which is about to start filming.

Gallivant said...

thanks - I've just tracked down the story. I'm a big fan of Andrew Buchan, so this is good news.