Emma (1972)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Comedy, Romance
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 365 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 2 critic

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 12 Apr 2011
 
a list of 222 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Emma" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Emma (1972– )

Emma (1972– ) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Emma.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1972  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jane Austen's classic is transplanted to modern-day Utah. While her college roommates search for love, aspiring writer Elizabeth Bennet focuses on her career but constantly finds herself fighting haughty businessman Will Darcy.

Director: Andrew Black
Stars: Kam Heskin, Orlando Seale, Lucila Solá
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

Director: Brian Brough
Stars: Ashley Williams, Marla Sokoloff, Nick Zano
Mansfield Park (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.

Stars: Anna Massey, Angela Pleasence, Sylvestra Le Touzel
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (TV Series 2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the series is told in vlog-style by Lizzie Bennet as she narrates the trials and tribulations of her family life with the help of her best ... See full summary »

Stars: Ashley Clements, Julia Cho, Laura Spencer
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Emma IV (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Emma and Jayson are brought together through two different medical diagnoses which leads to a discovery of love, happiness, and the importance of letting go.

Director: J. Mitchel Reed
Stars: Gwenlyn Cumyn, Carson Gale, Stacey Iseman
Persuasion (TV Mini-Series 1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Stars: Daphne Anderson, Clare Austin, George Curzon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".

Directors: Heath Benfield, Robin Bisel, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alli Miller, Kate Bernhardt, Steve Andrews
Romance

A fresh, sexy adaptation of Jane Austen's classic love story.

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Doran Godwin ...
 Emma Woodhouse (6 episodes, 1972)
John Carson ...
 Mr. Knightley (6 episodes, 1972)
Donald Eccles ...
 Mr. Woodhouse (6 episodes, 1972)
Constance Chapman ...
 Miss Bates (6 episodes, 1972)
Ellen Dryden ...
 Mrs. Weston (6 episodes, 1972)
Debbie Bowen ...
 Harriet Smith (6 episodes, 1972)
Raymond Adamson ...
 Mr. Weston (6 episodes, 1972)
Timothy Peters ...
 Mr. Elton (5 episodes, 1972)
Vivienne Moore ...
 Williams (5 episodes, 1972)
Robert East ...
 Frank Churchill (4 episodes, 1972)
Ania Marson ...
 Jane Fairfax (4 episodes, 1972)
Mary Holder ...
 Mrs. Bates (4 episodes, 1972)
Fiona Walker ...
 Mrs. Elton (3 episodes, 1972)
...
 Mrs. Goddard (2 episodes, 1972)
John Alkin ...
 Robert Martin (2 episodes, 1972)
Amber Thomas ...
 Patty (2 episodes, 1972)
Edit

Storyline

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often mistaken in her judgement, she is counseled and criticised by her neighbor and brother-in-law, the wise Mr. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated by more than brotherly love. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 July 1972 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The pale blue lace-trimmed gown Ania Marson (Jane Fairfax) wears playing the pianoforte at Randalls is the same costume Clare Higgins (Kitty Bennet) wears to the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride and Prejudice (1980). See more »

Goofs

The characters are seen playing cards with a modern deck of cards that show both the suit symbol (hearts, clubs, spades, clubs) and a number on each corner. During the time period the movie was set in, playing cards did not show the number of the card in the corners. See more »

Connections

Featured in Funny Women: Mollie Sugden (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Twenty-ninth of May
Traditional
From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
[theme]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
studio bound but surprisingly good
11 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have rated this quite highly on two counts - one, the casting (largely forgotten names litter the cast including Doran Godwin as Emma, John Carson as Mr Knightley, Debbie Bowen as Harriet, Constance Chapman as Miss Bates, and Timothy Peters as Mr Elton) and two, an absorbing adaptation even if done in obviously studio (and rather cheap) sets.

Running at four hours plus, this version does more justice to the book than more cursory and recent attempts have been able to. Although both Emma and Knightley come across as a little older than they should be (21 and 39 I believe in the book), their growing understanding is believable, and you do find yourself hoping for that elusive happy ending.

What does mark it down is the annoying tune! Quick bit of trivia: Blackadder fans should note that Robert East, Prince Harry in the first series, is here as Frank Churchill.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cara Sposa queenofthestars-1
Discuss Emma (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?