Pride and Prejudice (1980)

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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.

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Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Garvie ...
 Miss Elizabeth Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (5 episodes, 1980)
Moray Watson ...
 Mr. Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Priscilla Morgan ...
 Mrs. Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Sabina Franklyn ...
 Miss Jane Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Natalie Ogle ...
 Miss Lydia Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Mary Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Kitty Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Osmund Bullock ...
 Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 1980)
Irene Richard ...
 Charlotte Lucas / ... (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Caroline Bingley (3 episodes, 1980)
Edward Arthur ...
 Mr. Hurst (3 episodes, 1980)
Jennifer Granville ...
 Mrs. Hurst (3 episodes, 1980)
Andrew Johns ...
 Captain Denny (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (2 episodes, 1980)
Malcolm Rennie ...
 Mr. Collins / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
Barbara Shelley ...
 Mrs. Gardiner (2 episodes, 1980)
Peter Howell ...
 Sir William Lucas (2 episodes, 1980)
Elizabeth Stewart ...
 Lady Lucas (2 episodes, 1980)
Shirley Cain ...
 Mrs. Philips (2 episodes, 1980)
Emma Jacobs ...
 Miss Georgiana Darcy (2 episodes, 1980)
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Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in a book, and youngest girls, Kitty and Lydia, chase after officers in uniform; Elizabeth, the willful, intelligent, and opinionated second daughter, is snubbed by haughty gentleman Mr. Darcy... In this class-minded society, can love triumph over pride and prejudice? Written by L. Hamre

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Screenwriter Fay Weldon refers to Elizabeth Bennet's method of winning Mr. Darcy as "unconventional means - audacity rather than compliance." See more »

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A musician in the assembly hall dance scene is playing a concertina. The concertina was not invented until the 1820's, and the story begins in the autumn of 1811. See more »

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Elizabeth Bennet: We all love to instruct, though we teach only what is not worth knowing.
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Excellent Adaptation
7 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who has actually read "Pride and Prejudice" (rather than just knowing it from the A&E production), this is an excellent and lively adaptation of the book. It is worth watching just to see the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, in action. Unlike the A&E version, which took enormous liberties with Jane Austen's novel, much of the dialogue is straight from the pen of Austen herself. Adorable as Colin Firth is, David Rintoul does a much better job of capturing the essence of Dr. Darcy as created by Austen, and Elizabeth Garvie is a spirited Elizabeth Bennett. The supporting cast is also for the most part excellent, particularly Charlotte Lucas, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine. In a few places, the pace is stilted, and it was clearly made for TV before big budgets, fancy sets, and more modern technology. Nevertheless, if someone wants to view an adaptation true to Austen's creation, this is an enjoyable experience.


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