Mansfield Park (1983)

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Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.

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Series cast summary:
 Mrs. Norris (6 episodes, 1983)
Angela Pleasence ...
 Lady Bertram (6 episodes, 1983)
 Fanny Price (6 episodes, 1983)
 Edmund Bertram (6 episodes, 1983)
Jackie Smith-Wood ...
 Mary Crawford (6 episodes, 1983)
Robert Burbage ...
 Henry Crawford (6 episodes, 1983)
 Dr. Grant (6 episodes, 1983)
Susan Edmonstone ...
 Mrs. Grant (6 episodes, 1983)
Neville Phillips ...
 Baddely (6 episodes, 1983)
Snuff ...
 Pug (6 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Sir Thomas Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
 Maria Bertram / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
 Tom Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
Liz Crowther ...
 Julia Bertram (5 episodes, 1983)
Jonathan Stephens ...
 Mr. Rushworth (5 episodes, 1983)
Gillian Martell ...
 Mrs. Rushworth, Senior / ... (3 episodes, 1983)


Her family living under the heavy burden of poverty, 10 year old Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram of Mansfield Park. Growing up, she is treated as an inferior relation by all but her best friend and cousin Edmund. Quiet, staid, and virtuous Fanny witnesses the stirrings of passion when worldly siblings Henry and Mary Crawford move in next door. Henry toys with the affections of Fanny's cousins Maria and Julia, but then his attentions unexpectedly turn towards Fanny... Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

6 November 1983 (UK)  »

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BBC Classic Serial Mansfield Park  »

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Did You Know?


The lilac Spencer worn by Jackie Smith-Wood (Mary Crawford) in Fanny's white attic room is the same costume worn by Amy Loughton (Miss Campbell) in Emma's Weymouth daydream in Emma (2009). See more »


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VERY enjoyable
23 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching the more recent movie version of this movie, I must admit I put off watching this one for fear they would be similar. I'd read the book years ago and enjoyed it, although not as much as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. I finally got around to viewing this about a month after I'd purchased the box set and was VERY pleasantly surprised. It stayed very faithful to the book and unlike a few of the other reviews I read here, I did not find it at all dull nor did i find the acting lacking in any fashion.

I especially liked the development of the relationships between Fanny, Tom and Edmund. It was neat seeing them grow and mature over the course of the mini-series.

I was also impressed with the interactions between the Crawfords. The characters had always irked me a bit in the story but in this version they came across as more subtle.

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