Return to Cranford

Change is racing towards the small, close-knit village of Cranford like a steam train — quite literally.

As the railroad continues to encroach at the edge of town, Cranford strives to open to new realities, from surprising romances to unexpected losses and even waltzing!

Matty Jenkyns (Judi Dench), Miss Pole (Imelda Staunton), Mrs. Forrester (Julia McKenzie) and Mrs. Jamieson (Barbara Flynn) are back with other distinguished residents of Cranford, along with one well-outfitted and mischievous cow.

When a shocking event seemingly derails Cranford from its innocence, can a bit of magic and faith in enduring friendships save the day? Based on the stories of Victorian-era writer Elizabeth Gaskell, Return to Cranford also features Tom Hiddleston (Wallander) and Tim Curry.

Dame Judi Dench returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the Emmy-nominated “Cranford” miniseries, based on the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell. Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis and Julia McKenzie rejoin the cast in the acclaimed story of everyday life in a small Cheshire market town. Watch episode one, below, and its conclusion. Expires 1/10/2012

http://www-tc.pbs.org/s3/pbs.videoportal-prod.cdn/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf

Watch Return to Cranford: Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

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