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Cranford: June 1842 (S1EP1 BBC 18 Nov 2007, Jodie Whittaker)

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June 1842: The town of Cranford is in a flurry at the arrival of a new handsome doctor. His controversial treatment of an unfortunate carpenter is risky not only for the patient, but also his reputation. Elsewhere a family suffers a loss but forges a friendship.

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (Peggy Bell), Eileen Atkins (Miss Deborah Jenkyns), Judi Dench (Miss Matilda Jenkyns), Lisa Dillon (Mary Smith), Simon Woods (Dr Harrison), Claudie Blakley (Martha), Philip Glenister (Mr Carter), Julia McKenzie (Mrs Forrester), Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Alex Jennings, Andrew Buchan, Alexander Nathan Etel (Harry Gregson), Dean Lennox Kelly, Joseph McFadden (Doctor Jack Marshland), Kimberley Nixon, Greg Wise, Julia Sawalha (Jessie Brown), Finty Williams, Adrian Scarborough, John Bowe, Selina Griffiths, Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow), Barbara Flynn (Mrs Jamieson), Emma Fielding (Mrs Galindo), Imelia Staunton (Miss Pole), Michelle Dockery (Erminia Whyte), Lesley Sharp (Mrs Bell), Michael Gambon (Thomas Holbrook)

Airdate: 18 Nov 2007 on BBC

Series: Cranford Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: A rich and comic drama about the people of Cranford, a small Cheshire town on the cusp of change in the 1840s. Adapted from the novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.