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Release Date:
13 January 1980 (UK) See more »
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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 22)
Elizabeth Garvie ... Miss Elizabeth Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)

David Rintoul ... 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)

Tessa Peake-Jones ... Miss Mary Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)

Clare Higgins ... Miss Kitty Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Osmund Bullock ... Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 1980)
Irene Richard ... Charlotte Lucas / ... (3 episodes, 1980)

Peter Settelen ... Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 1980)

Marsha Fitzalan ... 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)

Series Directed by
Cyril Coke (5 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Jane Austen (5 episodes, 1980)
Fay Weldon (5 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Jonathan Powell .... producer (5 episodes, 1980)
Series Original Music by
Wilfred Josephs (5 episodes, 1980)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Wheeler (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wimble (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Barbara Gosnold (5 episodes, 1980)
Series Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott (5 episodes, 1980)

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265 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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The beige dress with paisley bodice Sabina Franklyn (Jane Bennet) wears at Longbourn is the same gown Rachel Fielding (Mrs. Benson) wears in Princess Caraboo (1994), Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears to read Childe Harold in Byron (2003) (TV), and Freema Agyeman (Tattycoram) wears on the Marseilles wharf in "Little Dorrit" (2008). The gown is also worn by an extra on the Marseilles wharf at the beginning of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and by a guest at Fanny's wedding in Miss Austen Regrets (2008) (TV).See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the very beginning when she plays the piano, her right hand doesn't match the melody. The melody progresses towards the treble and her right hand goes towards the left side of the piano, i.e. the bass.See more »
Elizabeth Bennet:We all love to instruct, though we teach only what is not worth knowing.See more »
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 19 February 2005
Author: jscrump-1 from United States

I loved this production of Pride and Prejudice. David Rintoul was magnificent as Mr.Darcy. All he had to do was walk into the room and you knew who he was. I loved that he played Darcy as a very commanding character,but also as a man who is desperately in love. Elizabeth Garvie played the best Elisabeth Bennet I have ever seen. I couldn't get enough of how she challenged ,and often bested, David at almost every turn. I loved her singing scenes. I can't speak very much for the sets. Sorry. However,I loved Elisabeth's costumes. I must say I liked them much better than I did any of the other women's costumes. No offense. I thought Osmund Bullock did a extremely fine job of playing Mr.Bingley, and loving a woman at first sight. He didn't seen like he was acting at all in his scenes. Sabina Franklyn (Jane Bennet) really did a good job playing a sweet girl, but I really didn't believe she was in love. I'm sorry, but I didn't. Marsha Fitzalan, who played Miss.Bingley, did a fine job of playing a woman you just want to give a good kick because of all that she tries to do. Judy Parfitt played Lady Catherine de Bourgh to perfection. I loved that Judy gave her a will of iron. I could not stand Malcolm Rennie (Mr.Collins) or Priscilla Morgan who played Mrs.Bennet which is wonderful! They were both dead annoying, and I cannot be more grateful for it.

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