How has it taken me so long to find out about Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South? Images are from the BBC 2004 miniseries. I was puttering about on Netflix one day. Saw it and passed it up then stopped at it again and decided to watch. What a great story! A story about love and pride and prejudice (sound familiar austenites) is woven into more serious social conflict brought about by the industrial revolution. Daniela Denby-Ashe stars as Margaret Hale who is uprooted from a delicate Southern village to live in a cold manufacturing town where she becomes acquainted with Mr. Thornton a master of a manufacturing plant played by Richard Armitage. Sinead Cusack plays the unbreakable Hannah Thornton and a familiar face from Downton Abbey, Brendan Coyle plays Nicholas Higgins a rebellious worker. When you have time this is definitely worth the watch.