Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Masterpiece Theater...

Just wondering if you are watching Cranford? I missed it Sunday night, but was happy to find out that the first episode can be seen online here.
I have not gotten through it all yet, but so far I like it very much ~ the scenery, the costumes, the accents, the humor ~ I will be sure not to miss it this Sunday!

30 comments:

  1. Claire3:15 PM

    Hi Deb
    Just had to say Cranford was screened in England just after Christmas(I think!) it was fab and I,m so glad you are enjoying it over there.
    P.S Husbands hat is nearly finished but may be a little on the large side!!
    best wishes Claire

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  2. Hello - I was enthralled by Cranford when we saw it here in UK - enjoy - you have some wonderful viewing in store!
    Lynn.

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  3. yay, cranford! we watched it this past sunday and hooted at the humor...can hardly wait for the next installation!

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  4. Hi Deb, What is Cranford?...I saw the picture on your blog! It looks right up my alley!...love shows like this...maybe I'll go google it? Thanks for bringing it to our attention! Hope you're having a lovely day!...How was that rhubarb pie??.....Heidi :)

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  5. I was so excited to watch it online, but you must be in the U.S., which I am not. :(

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  6. Thank you for stopping by!! This is the description of Cranford from the Masterpiece Theater website,
    "Welcome to Cranford, circa 1840...a rural English town where etiquette rules, undergirded by a healthy amount of gossip. Modernity is making a move in town as construction of a railway comes harrowingly close. Cranford's eclectic residents, among them Matty Jenkyns (Dame Judi Dench) her sister Deborah (Dame Eileen Atkins), and Miss Pole (Imelda Staunton), stay immersed in the sweet pleasures and sometimes heartbreaking realities of simple village life. But when a handsome, young doctor arrives with cutting-edge new techniques, it rapidly becomes clear that as the world changes, so Cranford will change with it. Based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels (Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr. Harrison's Confessions), and boasting an all-star cast, Cranford breathes life into one town during one extraordinary year."
    Jennifer, I'm sorry it's not available where you are! ~Deb

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  7. I'm so glad to see you are letting others know about this show. I've so enjoyed the first installment and I can't wait for this Sunday evening. Elizabeth Gaskill novels are wonderful and if you like Cranford you will love Wives and Daughters. Check it out!

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  8. We love Elizabeth Gaskell! We absolutely loved both the book and the movie of Wives and Daughters.
    Can't wait to check this out.

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  9. Oh, dear, I didn't even realize it was playing. Thank you for telling us. I'll pay closer attention to the TV shcedule.

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  10. I had already seen it on utube from a link someone had provided some time back. Of course, there you have to watch it in increments. I already told my DH I want the DVD when it comes out (or is it already?). It is a lovely story.

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  11. Absolutely, it's DVR'd! I've enjoyed the pbs masterpiece all spring w/the whole Jane Austen cannon they showed! Great stuff!

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  12. Got it taped.
    I started to watch but then as what often happens, evryone else came into the room and started talking over it. Some things need solitude and a cup of tea to watch in peace!

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  13. I loved Cranford! I am very glad they offer the show online. I can't wait for next week's edition!

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  14. Oh! Thanks for posting this link. My mom called before last Sunday to let me know about it, but I told her with the wedding, etc. there was no way I could make the 6 wk commitment and our DVR is already almost full. What a wonderful surprise!

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  15. yes, I love this period!

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  16. yes, i watched it. i am so happy about the next month. i was a little lost after the complete jane austen stopped airing. i love having this to look forward to!

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  17. I saw half of it and really liked it. Clarice

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  18. I loved it! just finishing up the first episode tonight.. my mom is English and she too enjoyed it..

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  19. I loved it! It's sooo good.

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  20. Haven't seen Cranford but I'm a Judi Dench fan so I will look out for it.
    Happy Mother's Day Deb.

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  21. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Cranford was filmed not far from me - at Lacock in Wiltshire.

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  22. I missed it too. I love Judi Dench and I know this is going to be great.

    Thank you for the catch up link:) and I'll be watching on Sunday. Have a happy week...hugs, Linda

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  23. I missed episode 2 and watched it online yesterday (wish that was available for everything). I love it and sad to say I had never heard of Elizabeth Gaskell until MP. But I'm so excited to have a new author to explore!

    Manuela

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  24. Hi Deb,

    Thank you for sharing the news about Cranford. I caught up with the first installment on my computer and then enjoyed the second last Sunday evening on television. I would have missed something very special if you hadn't posted about it.

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  25. Hi, thanks for the nice comment about the little pouches!! : ) I got the elephant fabric at superbuzzy.com, but it was awhile ago (a year?) so I'm not sure if they will still have it. I wish I had more!!

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  26. I'm watching online, as we don't get any TV channels in clear. I am loving it! Oh, that some the refinement and manners where still practiced today! I love all the lovely clothes, and habits.

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  27. Absolutely, it's DVR'd! I've enjoyed the pbs masterpiece all spring w/the whole Jane Austen cannon they showed! Great stuff!

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  28. We love Elizabeth Gaskell! We absolutely loved both the book and the movie of Wives and Daughters.
    Can't wait to check this out.

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  29. Hello - I was enthralled by Cranford when we saw it here in UK - enjoy - you have some wonderful viewing in store!
    Lynn.

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  30. Claire4:56 PM

    Hi Deb
    Just had to say Cranford was screened in England just after Christmas(I think!) it was fab and I,m so glad you are enjoying it over there.
    P.S Husbands hat is nearly finished but may be a little on the large side!!
    best wishes Claire

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