Source: Black, S. (2019). North and South [Digital montage].
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North and South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC. It follows the story of Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe), a young woman from southern England who has to move to the North after her father decides to leave the clergy. The family struggles to adjust itself to the industrial town's customs, especially after meeting the Thorntons, a proud family of cotton mill owners who seem to despise their social inferiors. The story explores the issues of class and gender, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to John Thornton (Richard Armitage).
This serial is based on the 1855 Victorian novel of the same title by Elizabeth Gaskell, there are some major differences between the book and the TV series.