North And South - BBC details
|Starring:||Daniela Denby-Ashe, Sinead Cusack, Richard Armitage|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
North And South - BBC - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
North And South - BBC - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||3 hours 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Apr 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Truly WonderfulBy a customer from Durham, England , 03 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]After seeing the first episode on TV i was instantly hooked. The weeks could not go by fast enough, and even after seeing the final episode i just had to read the book, by Mrs Gaskell. She is a truly inspriational writer, and this tv adaption covers beautifully the essence of the characters and the turmoils they go through. It is about Margeret Hale, who is uprooted from her idyllic country village in the south and taken to a pulluted and noisy industrial town in the mill. There she meets a vast array of people, from the ich mill owners who she immediately takes a dislike to, and the workers who she befriends. It is one of the greatest love stories ever told and there is so much else happening at the same time that you really are on the edge of your seat. The only warning i give you is to have enough time to let it take it over your life, as i'm sure it will. TV has never been so good!
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What you want from period drama.By CEQuinney (1 review) from Stratford Upon Avon , 12 Jan 2010I saw the first half not having read the book, and it was so good I read the book whilst the second half was in the post. So I can tell you that it's romantic and intense but, miraculously, pretty accurate to the book, or at least the essential ideas remain intact. The casting is very good, and the strong actors are working with a solid and succint script, unsentimental and finding a natural balance between proasiac and modern. It has kept all of Gaskell's debate about the relationship between the poor, the rich, and the educated. But in the end, it has some really timeless romantic stuff, which is basically what you want when you settle down with a costume drama.
Incredibly Dull.By JamesHall (14 reviews) from Brighton , 31 Dec 2009I love period drama, but this is dull, badly acted, and a plot that makes watching paint dry seem fasinating.
My regret is that disc 2 two was sent out before I got a chance to cancel it!
Very low quality considering it was by the BBC.
Wonderful!By Plushy (4 reviews) from Huddersfield , 30 Aug 2009After watching Cranford, which was fantastic, I couldn't wait to watch this. How surprised I was to find that this Gaskell adaptation was ever better! What a brilliant drama. I never thought I'd be hearing myself say this but, I would have to agree with what others have said here - it is actually better than Pride and Prejudice! Or at the very least its' comfortable equal. I also have to agree with the reviewer who said that this makes Pride & Prejudice look trivial - although I do still love that series, this felt intelligent and exciting with regards to the revolutionary union members. There were more exciting things happening than just the romance. Not to understate the romance in this though - I could barely breathe towards the end! In fact I've been holding onto disc two to keep watching over and over again - but now I've decided that I MUST buy it, I cannot do without this!
North and SouthBy adelin (11 reviews) from Radlett , 27 Jul 2009I love the costume dramas - even though you know good will triuph in the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
A wonderful adaptationBy a customer from NE England , 21 Jul 2009For a romantic like me this is pure bliss. The mill scenes are fabulous as is the creation of the dark north. The casting is superb.