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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Marianne Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Elinor Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Willoughby (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Margaret Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Colonel Brandon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Jennings (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sir John Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Fanny Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lady Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward Ferrars (3 episodes, 2008)
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 John Dashwood (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Eliza (2 episodes, 2008)
David S. Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Miss Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
Anna Madeley ...
 Lucy Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Robert Ferrars (2 episodes, 2008)
Morgan Overton ...
 Little Henry (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim McMullan ...
 Mr. Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Charlotte Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
Roy Holder ...
 Thomas (2 episodes, 2008)
David Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in Devonshire. There, the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls. With help from wealthy neighbor Sir John Middleton, suitors for Elinor and Marianne are soon found, but not landed. They include dashing Willoughby, future vicar Edward Ferrars and retired colonial gentleman Colonel Brandon. Written by KGF Vissers

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The white gown with pink and gold stripes and side closure Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) wears to the London ball is the same gown worn in Byron (2003) by an extra at the London party where Byron meets Annabella Milbanke. See more »

Goofs

The scene: Elinor finds Edward chopping wood in the rain. We see Elinor approaching with her arms holding the shawl over her head and shoulders. When the shot shifts and we see Elinor from her back, the shawl is covering only her head, with arms over the shawl. See more »

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Version of Sense and Sensibility (1981) See more »

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Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain
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Words by William Shakespeare
Performed by Charity Wakefield
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quite disappointed
6 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I'm incredibly surprised that this version has received so many positive reviews here. I find this adaptation far inferior to the Ang Lee directed/Emma Thompson penned version from the 1990s. I am utterly shocked that I find the screenplay almost intolerable - especially as it comes from the master pen of Andrew Davies who I have deeply admired for years. The writing is quite dumbed down, the majority of the characters have not been fully fleshed out and in general the production seems quite rushed. Given that there is a longer running time than the Ang Lee version, I expected MORE development, not less. While the casting of Elinor in this adaptation is more believable than the older Emma Thompson in the Lee version, I believe that is the only improvement to mention. And to be honest, I believe Emma Thompson (while perhaps not quite looking the appropriate age for the part) did a superior acting job. The actor cast as Willoughby is completely wrong in nearly every way. The director has apparently decided to go the "romantic route" as the moronic director of the most recent Pride & Prejudice did in his depiction of Regency England. I regret that I wasted three hours on this as I had been waiting for it to arrive for more than a year.


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