Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Aldridge ...
 Sir John Middleton (4 episodes, 1971)
Sheila Ballantine ...
 Lady Middleton (4 episodes, 1971)
Esme Church ...
 Mary (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Elinor Dashwood (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Mrs. Dashwood (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Edward Ferrars (4 episodes, 1971)
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 John Willoughby (4 episodes, 1971)
Ciaran Madden ...
 Marianne Dashwood (4 episodes, 1971)
Richard Owens ...
 Colonel Brandon (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Mrs. Jennings (4 episodes, 1971)
Jo Kendall ...
 Charlotte Palmer (3 episodes, 1971)
Peter Laird ...
 Rodgers (3 episodes, 1971)
David Strong ...
 Palmer (3 episodes, 1971)
David Belcher ...
 Robert Ferrars (2 episodes, 1971)
Frances Cuka ...
 Lucy Steele (2 episodes, 1971)
Mischa De La Motte ...
 Master of Ceremonies / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Kay Gallie ...
 Fanny Dashwood (2 episodes, 1971)
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 John Dashwood (2 episodes, 1971)
Maggie Jones ...
 Nancy Steele (2 episodes, 1971)
Clifford Parrish ...
 Doctor Harris (2 episodes, 1971)
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Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.

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9 January 1971 (UK)  »

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Rozwazna i romantyczna  »

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Trivia

The floral gown with flounced neckline Ciaran Madden (Marianne Dashwood) wears at Barton Cottage is similar to the gown Ania Marson (Jane Fairfax) wears in Emma (1972). See more »

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Referenced in Black Adder the Third: Sense and Senility (1987) See more »

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Symphony No. 20 in D K. 133 - II. Andante
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Watch with an open mind
12 February 2010 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

If you're not against watching older adaptations with low production values, you will probably highly enjoy this version of Sense and Sensibility. The acting was mostly good- Joanna David was excellent (and quite beautiful) as the sensible Elinor. Patricia Routledge was another standout as Mrs. Jennings. She was absolutely hilarious yet also showed the character's kind nature. Robin Ellis (who you may recognize as Ross Poldark) even had a "sexed-up" scene as Edward.

Some of the acting/casting was less than perfect, however. Ciaran Madden played Marianne as borderline insane- going into hysterics all the time. Her and Colonel Brandon's storyline wasn't given as much screen time as the Elinor/Edward story so it may feel underdeveloped in comparison. Lucy Steele looks close to 40 and is so obviously evil one wonders how she ever could have charmed Edward. Lady Middleton's actress looks older than her supposed mother, Mrs. Jennings! (Maybe they could have given Patricia Routledge a gray wig to make her look older?) Eliza Williams was oddly made into Colonel Brandon's niece...(so why can't he just tell everyone she's his niece?).

A lot of the costumes/hairstyles are quite...70s. And of course, the production values are not up to the standard you may be used to today. But I didn't let this bother me and was able to thoroughly enjoy this version.


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