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.
Where to Watch Cranford
Below you'll find every episode from all 2 season of Cranford.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 18, 2007
June 1842 Nov 18, 2007 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.
S01 E02Nov 25, 2007
August 1842, Miss Matty is Shaken Nov 25, 2007 An unexpected visitor shakes miss Matty, but she keeps it to herself. The rumor that the railway will reach the town ruins the happy atmosphere. When Miss Deborah goes to talk to Captain Brown of this, he is of no help, indeed their friendship is severely strained.
S01 E03Dec 2, 2007
November 1842, Winter Approaches Cranford Dec 2, 2007 The theft of a leg of mutton starts a chain of events that can only lead to trouble for one family in Cranford. With Christmas comes an invitation for Miss Matty, that she is encouraged to accept. Dr Harrison's friend Jack persuades him to declare his affections for Sophy, but then plays a cruel trick.
S01 E04Dec 9, 2007
April 1843, Dr Harrison Visits the Rectory Dec 9, 2007 Miss Matty suffers a disappointment, and reveals to Mary the great wrong done her as a young woman. Mary writes to Major Gordon about Jessie's changed circumstances. And Dr Harrison pays a formal visit to the rectory.
S01 E05Dec 16, 2007
May 1843, Miss Matty's Crisis Dec 16, 2007 Jem and Martha formalise their relationship, and live as lodgers with Miss Matty, who has fallen on hard times. Will her friends come to her aid and will she accept help? Dr Harrison is advised to leave town due to his reputation being in tatters, but Sophy is ill and his modern medicine could help. Lady Ludlow is prepared to lose everything for her absent son, but Mr Carter tries to find another solution.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Dec 20, 2009
August 1844 Dec 20, 2009 Miss Matty becomes concerned about an isolated youngster as Mr Buxton returns to town.
S02 E02Dec 26, 2009
October 1844 Dec 26, 2009 Defying his father, William finds a job with Captain Brown working on the railway.