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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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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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The pale blue gown with gold-flowered bodice and sleeves Jennifer Granville as Mrs. Hurst wears to dinner on Elizabeth's first evening at Netherfield is the same gown Doran Godwin as Emma wears to the Christmas party at Randalls in "Emma" (1972). The costume is also worn by a guest at Fanny's ball in "Mansfield Park" (1983).See more »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Mary Bennet:It's been my experience, that an event looked forward to with much impatient desire, does not always brings its promised satisfaction.See more »
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Farewell to the WoodlandsSee more »

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22 out of 23 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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