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Pride and Prejudice: Season 1: Episode 5 -- Elizabeth has visited Pemberley and met Mr Darcey again. Knowing now that her first impressions were unwarranted, she has begun to repent the lost opportunities. Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Fay Weldon.
Pride and Prejudice: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Elizabeth found the manner of Mr Darcy's proposal insulting and unworthy of a gentleman, but now she has learned the truth about Wickham, she grows ashamed of her former prejudice. Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Fay Weldon.
Pride and Prejudice: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Mr Bingley's abrupt departure to London has hurt Jane deeply and Elizabeth is convinced the disagreeable Mr Darcy was to blame as surely as he was for the misfortunes of Mr Wickham. Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Fay Weldon.
Pride and Prejudice: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Mr Collins, who will in time become heir to Longbourn House, seeks reconciliation, with the Bennet family, with the intention of choosing one of the Bennet girls for a wife. Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Fay Weldon.
Pride and Prejudice: Season 1: Episode 1 -- When Mr Bingley a well-heeled, cordial young man comes to live in the neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet regards him as the rightful property of one of her five unmarried daughters. Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Fay Weldon.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
13 January 1980 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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2 nominations See more »
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Maggie Jones obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 2 December 2009, 12:22 PM, PST)

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Excellent Adaptation See more (74 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Trivia:
Elizabeth Garvie was asked to read for the role of Elizabeth Bennet after producer Jonathan Powell saw her photo on her agent's wall. She auditioned the next day and won the part.See more »
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Anachronisms: In episode 1 Miss Elizabeth Bennett sits at a piano as she sings a simple song while the score on the piano shows the name of (Johannes) Brahms, who was born sixteen years after Jane Austen's death.See more »
Quotes:
Elizabeth Bennet:We all love to instruct, though we teach only what is not worth knowing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Pride and Prejudice (1938) (TV)See more »
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Early One MorningSee more »

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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Adaptation, 7 December 2004

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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