North & South Q & A

Sandy Welch, who adapted North & South for the screen, thus practically founding the Richard Armitage fandom, is participating in an event that includes a fan Q & A opportunity via the Gaskell House.

~ by Servetus on May 27, 2022.

5 Responses to “North & South Q & A”

  1. Nice find! I booked a ticket, hope I won’t forget by the time September comes around…

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  2. Thank you, I’ve now booked too. I attended another of their online talks on N&S in March and it was good fun. (There is also a Gaskell House online discussion on 16 November, ‘Why do we love North and South? Literature, Love and Lust’ , on their events page. Lust – too right!)

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  3. I finally booked one, too, although it’s really impossible to say if I’ll be able to participate. But it wasn’t an insane price.

    I wonder how many people in November will say “Richard Armitage”?


  4. Attended this talk with Sandy Welch – thanks to your announcing it here! – and though I had to drop off for work meetings (mid workday in my time zone), it was still a treat. What struck me was the discussion around why Welch constructed some scenes as she did – e.g., that she wanted to address what she felt was an imbalance in the Margaret/John dynamic with the violent mill opening, that she left out some Thornton lines when Margaret is struck by a rock b/c it’s tricky to capture more one-on-one, intimate lines while filming amidst such chaos.
    I went on a bit of Sandy Welch chase after N&S (Our Mutual Friend, Emma 2009). Apart from reading Gaskell’s novel, the talk helped me connect a bit deeper to the story, and renewed my appreciation for N&S, the BBC production, all over again. Maybe it’s time to give it another watch… (Also, short time lurker, first time commenter here, went down a rabbit hole with your blog this past Spring – not long after I FINALLY watched N&S – made me quite happy to have discovered it)


    • I’m glad it was useful to you. I see there is another talk about N&S coming up. I haven’t listened yet, but I’ve written for the link to listen. Thanks for commenting, and welcome.


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