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North and South : Production details and DVDs

North and South was first broadcast as four one hour episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004.

Margaret Hale - Daniela Denby-Ashe
John Thornton - Richard Armitage
Hannah Thornton - Sinead Cusack
Maria Hale - Lesley Manville
Richard Hale - Tim Pigott-Smith
Dixon - Pauline Quirke
Nicholas Higgins - Brendan Coyle
Bessie Higgins - Anna Maxwell Martin
Fanny Thornton - Jo Joyner
Edith - Emma Ferguson
Henry Lennox - John Light
Capt Lennox - Travis Oliver
Aunt Shaw - Jane Booker
Frederick Hale - Rupert Evans
Mr Bell - Brian Protheroe
Slickson - David Cullin
Henderson - Shaun Hennessey
Hamper - Martin Walsh
Watson - Tim Faraday
Mr Latimer - Will Tacey
Ann Latimer - Lucy Brown
Dr Donaldson - Richard Evans
Mason - Ben Crompton
John Boucher - William Houston
Stephens - Frank Lauder
Mary Higgins - Kay Lyon
Overseer - John Finn
Leonards - Russell Mabey
Landlord - David Fleeshman
Jane - Katie Wimpenny
Tom Boucher - Spencer Wild

Writer - Sandy Welch
Director - Brian Percival
Producer - Kate Bartlett
Cinematography - Peter Greenhalgh
Music - Martin Phipps
Production Design - Simon Elliott


North and South is available on DVD in several countries. Most of these versions include extras - an interview with Richard Armitage (you can watch an extract from it here), some deleted scenes (including a longer version of the proposal scene), and a commentary on episodes 1 and 4 by director Brian Percival, writer Sandy Welch, and producer Kate Bartlett.

In the UK, at Amazon UK and the BBC Shop (Region 2)
In the US, at Amazon USA (Region 1)
In Canada, at Amazon Canada (Region 1)
In Germany, at Amazon Germany (Region 2, German and English). This version has been cut - the full English version is also available at Amazon Germany.
In France, at Amazon France (Region 2, French and English). The English language version is also available at Amazon France.
In Australia, at the ABC Shop (Region 4)
In Hungary, at Mokép (Region 2)
In Poland, at Epelpol (Region 2).


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