Sense and Sensibility (1981)

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Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.

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1981

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Complete series cast summary:
Irene Richard ...
 Elinor Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
Tracey Childs ...
 Marianne Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
Annie Leon ...
 Mrs. Jennings (7 episodes, 1981)
Robert Swann ...
 Colonel Brandon (6 episodes, 1981)
Donald Douglas ...
 Sir John Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
Marjorie Bland ...
 Lady Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
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 Edward Ferrars (5 episodes, 1981)
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 John Willoughby (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom (4 episodes, 1981)
Gina Rowe ...
 Susan (4 episodes, 1981)
Diana Fairfax ...
 Mrs. Dashwood (4 episodes, 1981)
Peter Gale ...
 John Dashwood (3 episodes, 1981)
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The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, must search for a new house with their mother; their former home and the majority of the money having been inherited by their half-brother at the passing of their father. The family is given the lease of a cottage by a kind cousin. Disciplined and restrained Elinor forms an attachment to quiet Edward Ferrars, while her impetuous and emotional sister Marianne falls for dashing John Willoughby. However, the Dashwoods' lack of fortune and the strict social structure of 18th century England affects the marriage prospects of both sisters. Written by L. Hamre

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1 February 1981 (UK)  »

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Fanny Dashwood: Edward, don't stand there like a dummy.
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Spoofed in Daria: Write Where It Hurts (1998) See more »

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Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Enjoyably authentic version
5 January 2007 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Having watched the 1995 movie for the first time a few days ago,I decided to watch this fine BBC production again,and found it the more satisfying of the two.

The acting was of a good standard;Tracey Childs splendid as Marianne,and Bosco Hogan's interpretation of Edward Ferrers far exceeded Hugh Grant's peculiar effort in the Ang Lee film.The direction and location filming in Dorset/Somerset and the authentic early 1800's feel more than compensated for the budget constraints.

Also,Willoughby's telling confession to Eleanor as Marianne lay seriously ill upstairs was,thankfully,retained,unlike the 1995 version.

A good miniseries,more Jane Austen than it's "grander" successor!Nine out of ten!


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