Television and stage
- In 1975, a first adaptation into four parts has left few memories: with Patrick Stewart in the role of Mr. Thornton and Rosalie Shanks in that of Margaret Hale. Note that Tim Pigott-Smith, who plays Mr. Hale in the adaptation of 2004, played Frederick, his son, in the 1975 version.
- In 2004, BBC aired North & South as a four episode serial with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage in the lead roles. Sandy Welch wrote the screenplay and Brian Percival directed.
A pastiche, Nice Work, written by David Lodge was released in 1988. A Sunday Express Book of the Year award winner, it was made into a television series by the BBC in 1989.