This browser is supported only in Windows 10 and above.

2. North and South (2004)

This adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell‘s 19th century novel carved out a lead over Pride & Prejudice… of just one vote. (Wow.) The plots share only passing similarities: here, a Southern minister’s daughter (Daniela Denby-Ashe) fights an attraction to a repressed Northern cotton mill owner (MI-5‘s Richard Armitage) whom she initially disdains. The 2004 miniseries transformed Richard Armitage from a little-known stage and screen actor into one of Britain’s leading heartthrobs. (Own it on DVD.)

And the British drama readers voted as the greatest ever is…

This story has multiple pages:

Read More
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.