Did I mention that I love BBC period dramas?
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell is a beautifully written novel showing the hardships life in industrial England and the BBC did it justice in 2004 when they produced a four part series based on the novel. I loved the novel and absolutely loved this adaptation. It stays true to the spirit of the novel and does a beautiful job of showing life within the divided classes of northern England. I do have to say that Richard Armitage as the brooding hero is quite enjoyable to watch.