A new TV tie-in version to accompany the BBC TV series coming in Autumn 2004. Set against the backdrop of Victorian England's industrial north, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage star in a four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's passionate love story, North and South. The serial follows the fortunes of Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe), a privileged, middle-class southerner who is forced to settle in the northern town of Milton. Her distaste for the town and its people extends to handsome and charismatic cotton mill owner John Thornton, played by Richard Armitage, whom she believes epitomises everything she dislikes about the North. However, as events conspire to throw Margaret and Thornton together, the two spirited characters have to overcome their repressed physical attraction for one another and conquer the prejudices of class and circumstance.