Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Verdict on Cranford
Well, the jury is still out! Overall, I think the BBC have done a good job recreating the flavour of the book, but why did the scriptwriter feel the need to tinker with Mrs Gaskell's novel? (I won't spoil it for new readers by highlighting what they've changed.) Miss Matty and Miss Deborah very good so far. And a very personable young doctor to form a nice contrast with Cranford's many old ladies. Some nice comic touches with the sedan chairmen, too. Same time, same channel next week!