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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 »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Maggie Jones obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 2 December 2009, 12:22 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Passions boiling underneath the veneer of politeness. 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:
The white muslin gown with pearls on the bodice Marsha Fitzalan (Caroline Bingley) wears for dinner at Netherfield is the same gown Doran Godwin (Emma Woodhouse) wears to the Crown Ball in "Emma" (1972).See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Pride and Prejudice Revisited (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Farewell to the WoodlandsSee more »

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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Passions boiling underneath the veneer of politeness., 10 May 2001
Author: mayrose

I have seen the movie with Greer Garson and the new BBC mini-series, and this 1979 version is my favorite of the three. But they all have something to recommend them. The Greer Garson movie is gentle and courtly and it doesn't take itself seriously at all...the new BBC series is *very* romantic. But I think the Garvie/Rintoul series really does capture the spirit of the book. What some people have described as stilted reading is, I think, just evidence of the care that Austen took with each phrase, so the words are carefully chosen and carefully spoken...and, assuredly, the Darcy/Elizabeth exchanges are filled with emotion underneath the surface of propriety. David Rintoul does a wonderful, wonderful job, he is totally believable as the enigmatic Darcy, and Garvie as Elizabeth is wise and restrained, yet also shows her youth. The other characters are also well-played, and the music is very appropriate. The sets are simple, yes, but they seem very authentic, and the scenery is marvelous. Although I did enjoy both other versions I saw, it is in this one where I feel the real passion is, despite of, or, perhaps because of, the restrained actions of the characters...you can see them boiling underneath the veneer of civility. :) But the lush BBC version and the gentle, kind movie version have much to be said for them, too...they are all good in their own ways, and, therefore, should be enjoyed for what each of them brings to the novel. Enjoy. :)

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