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Series 1

Episode 2: August 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic drama. The past returns to haunt the present. A visitor brings joy and hope to Jessie Brown. Mr Carter oversees preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party. Miss Matty is very shaken when she unexpectedly meets someone from her past. Caroline Tomkinson is determined to attract the attention of Dr Harrison, but she could have competition from young beauty Sophy Hutton. Show less


Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Miss Deborah Jenkyns:
Eileen Atkins
Mr Holbrook:
Michael Gambon
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Major Gordon:
Alistair Petrie
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Clara Smith:
Finty Williams
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosie Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Walter Hutton:
Haydon Downing
Malachi Gregson:
Andrew Byrne
Simon Curtis

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