Daniella Denby-Ashe as Margaret Hale (BBC Worldwide photo)
"North and South" Comes to BBC America
Set against the backdrop of Victorian England's industrial north, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage star in Sandy Welch's four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's passionate love story.
BeansTalk’s already addicted (and we’ve only seen the first two episodes) of the BBC period drama “North and South." Gaskell’s “Wives and Daughters” (also made into a mini-series starring Justine Waddell) introduced a new generation to a largely underrated author.
North and South premieres on BBC America in two, two-hour episodes, Saturday, July 2, and
Armitage starred (in a very different kind of role) in one of our guilty indulgences, the 2002 British melodrama “Sparkhouse” (a modern-day “Wuthering Heights” – loved “Sparkhouse” even though “Wuthering Heights” is overrated. Armitage steals all the scenes he's in, btw.)