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"Pride and Prejudice" (1980) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1980-

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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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By far the best film version! 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 green gown and overdress with scalloped neckline worn by Jennifer Granville (Mrs. Hurst) at the Netherfield Ball is the same costume Fiona Walker (Mrs. Elton) wears to dine at Hartfield in "Emma" (1972).See more »
Goofs:
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:
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:
Version of "Lost in Austen" (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Ash GroveSee more »

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
By far the best film version!, 12 August 2002
Author: janegrey (aurora777@att.net) from Philadelphia, PA

This 1979 production of "Pride and Prejudice" is perfect in every detail. The casting and settings are flawless and so true to what the author intended. Not only are the main characters wonderful, but every minor character is beautifully depicted as well. Judy Parfitt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh is especially delightful. The movie captured the subtle humour and human touches that make this story a classic. You may never laugh out loud, but you'll find yourself smiling through the whole thing.

For those who groan at the thought of sitting through an English costume drama - give it ten minutes and you'll be hooked. The language is easy to follow and the plot is straightforward. This production of "Pride and Prejudice" is not unlike a 19th century "Sixteen Candles".

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