Drama

North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of love across the social divide is brought to life in Sandy Welch's four-part adaptation. When Margaret Hale exchanges her rural life for a northern mill town, she witnesses first hand the poverty of the working classes. She also meets mill-owner John Thornton, who she initially despises, while he finds her wilful and proud.

Episode 4

52m 10s

John Thornton is now in serious financial difficulty, while Margaret must deal with losses of her own. Soon she is entirely reliant on the kind Mr Bell and she prepares to leave Milton for good. Can she and Thornton put their differences behind them and acknowledge their true feelings for one another before it is too late?

Episodes

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    Episode 4

    S1 E4 - 52m 10s

    John Thornton is now in serious financial difficulty, while Margaret must deal with losses of her own. Soon she is entirely reliant on the kind Mr Bell and she prepares to leave Milton for good. Can she and Thornton put their differences behind them and acknowledge their true feelings for one another before it is too late?

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    Episode 3

    S1 E3 - 51m 41s

    The strike has ended but both Margaret's friend Bessy and her mother are gravely ill. Now firmly at odds with Margaret, and heartbroken and humiliated by her refusal of him, Thornton is rebuffed when he visits, unaware that she has a special visitor.

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    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 52m 5s

    The workers of Milton go on strike and Margaret finds herself caught between them and the Thorntons. Tensions rise further when John Thornton brings in labourers from Ireland. Meanwhile, Margaret tells Bessy her family's secret and learns that her own mother's health is deteriorating.

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    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 51m 45s

    Margaret Hale is uprooted from rural Hampshire to a northern mill town, where her eyes are opened to the social cost of the Industrial Revolution. In Milton, Margaret forms a disagreeable first impression of the owner of the local cotton mill, John Thornton.

Schedule

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    North and South

    Thursday
    Sep 30

    1 Hour

    Thornton is heartbroken and humiliated, but the strike is over; Margaret travels to London to see the Great Exhibition; Frederick arrives at his mother's bedside.
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    North and South

    Friday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour

    Margaret's father dies and she goes to London to live with her aunt; Thornton is in debt as the mill faces financial difficulty.
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    North and South

    Saturday
    Oct 2

    1 Hour

    Margaret's father dies and she goes to London to live with her aunt; Thornton is in debt as the mill faces financial difficulty.
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    North and South

    Saturday
    Oct 2

    1 Hour

    Thornton is heartbroken and humiliated, but the strike is over; Margaret travels to London to see the Great Exhibition; Frederick arrives at his mother's bedside.
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    North and South

    Sunday
    Oct 3

    1 Hour

    Margaret's father dies and she goes to London to live with her aunt; Thornton is in debt as the mill faces financial difficulty.
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    North and South

    Thursday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    Margaret's father dies and she goes to London to live with her aunt; Thornton is in debt as the mill faces financial difficulty.

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