Season 1

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.

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North and South

Episode 1

Middle-class Margaret is uprooted from rural Hampshire to live in a northern mill town.

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Episode 2

Margaret is caught between Thornton and his desperate employees as tensions rise over pay

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

The strike has ended but both Margaret's friend Bessy and her mother are gravely ill.

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Episode 4

Can Margaret and Thornton put their differences aside and realise their true feelings?

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Episode 4