Emma (1972)

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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 »

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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)
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 Mrs. Goddard (2 episodes, 1972)
John Alkin ...
 Robert Martin (2 episodes, 1972)
Amber Thomas ...
 Patty (2 episodes, 1972)
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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>

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The caped burgundy velvet coat Ellen Dryden (Mrs. Weston) wears to visit the Bateses is the same costume Priscilla Morgan (Mrs. Bennet) wears to Netherfield to check on Jane in Pride and Prejudice (1980). See more »

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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 »

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A Classic
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked the book Emma by Jane Austen I do not think you will be disappointed with this dramatization. They did change a few things from the book but those who have not read the book will get most of the content. I particularly enjoyed the costumes. The gowns, hats and caps of the ladies were spectacular. The detail, even down to the ornate hat pins, helped make this a delight to watch. The characterizations were quite faithful for the most part. Mr.Woodhouse, while perhaps not quite the same as the book, was an interesting and quite funny character. This mini-series did a very good job of capturing a great deal of the humor of Jane Austen (she is incredibly funny!) which is not all that easy to translate from her elegant prose to the camera and dialog of video rendition. When I see something like this that is so well done it makes me appreciate anew this art form and especially that of script writing....not to mention blocking....editing.... I think the mini-series is friendlier to a good adaption of Jane Austen's novels rather than the movie. This is my favorite of those I have seen with the A & E 1996 version as a close 2nd and the 1996 movie as my least favorite. I have not seen 1948 & 1960 BBC versions - wonder where I can find them???


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