North & South

North & South

Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars in this classic BBC period drama based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford). Margaret Hale (Rosalind Shanks) moves with her parents to a manufacturing city in England's north. She hates the smoke, the soot, and especially the mill owner, John Thornton (Stewart). Set in Victorian times, this slow-burning romance is also a clear-eyed view of the Industrial Revolution. 4 episodes, 3 ½ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.

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Disc 1

Part One

When 19-year-old Margaret Hale returns to her childhood home in the country after a decade as a lady’s companion, she intends to relish life away from London and think for herself. But after a crisis of conscience, her father relocates the family to England’s industrial north to start anew.


Part Two

As the workers grow increasingly desperate, Higgins urges them to stay steadfast, but Thornton plots to break the strike. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hale has become seriously ill, and Margaret’s attempt to help her mother ends up placing the young lady in a dangerous position.


Disc 2

Part Three

Thornton pays a visit to Margaret that leaves them both shaken. As Mrs. Hale’s health declines, she asks Margaret to write to Frederick and urge him to come home despite the legal charges against him. The siblings’ public parting sparks rumors about Margaret.


Part Four

In need of work, Higgins goes to see Thornton, and the two men come to an understanding. Margaret receives some tragic news that alters her life entirely, while Thornton struggles to keep his mill afloat.

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 207 minutes

Format: Full screen

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Rating: NR.



North & South (Pat Stewart)

4 Stars

Dennis Short from GA on 9/18/2014 10:41:00 AM wrote:

Wanted to get the original version of item having purchased the later one. I enjoyed them both. They emphasize a few things differently but are both faithful to the book in different ways. You'll enjoy!

North and South

4 Stars

Pam Mohns from WI on 9/16/2014 10:16:00 AM wrote:

Pretty good. . .will watch again.

North and South

4 Stars

kb from MI on 9/16/2014 10:16:00 AM wrote:

Pretty good. . .will watch again.

North and South

4 Stars

Robert Livingston from TX on 9/16/2014 10:16:00 AM wrote:

Pretty good. . .will watch again.

good period piece

4 Stars

I am a senior citizen and I like piriod pieces and also murder from PA on 6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought North & South because I wanted to see Patrick Stewart in the lead roll. I have the newer version with Richard Armitage and wanted to compare them. I like them both, both bringing the same fire to the character. They are both favorite actors of mine so I would watch any film they are in.