Sense & Sensibility (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Elinor Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 Marianne Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 Colonel Brandon (3 episodes, 2008)
 Mrs. Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 Edward Ferrars (3 episodes, 2008)
 Willoughby (3 episodes, 2008)
 Margaret Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 Sir John Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
 Mrs. Jennings (3 episodes, 2008)
 Fanny Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 Lady Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
 John Dashwood (2 episodes, 2008)
 Eliza (2 episodes, 2008)
David S. Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)
 Miss Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
Anna Madeley ...
 Lucy Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
 Robert Ferrars (2 episodes, 2008)
Morgan Overton ...
 Little Henry (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim McMullan ...
 Mr. Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
 Charlotte Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
Roy Holder ...
 Thomas (2 episodes, 2008)
David Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)


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 scene of Col. Brandon shooting with Sir John Middleton was not in Andrew Davies's script. It was added at the suggestion of Mark Williams (Sir John), who was keen to include a scene between the two men, and being a historical gun enthusiast, wanted an opportunity to showcase his expertise. See more »


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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Entertaining new version
20 January 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a good new version. I'm surprised it was made, since the one with Emma Thompson is still quite fresh in people's minds.

However, I think that this one has some better characterisations. Both versions had good Mariannes, but this one is hard to beat. Hatty M. plays Elinor with all the right emotions, but I'm not always sure she is quite in period.

This could partly be Andrew Davies' fault, as he is responsible for some dialogue that surely would never have come from the pen of Jane Austen.

David Morrissey is excellent as usual, as is Dan Stevens (who has the great advantage, in my book, that he is not Hugh Grant. I think he would have been good as Willoughby, who should surely be more handsome than Edward). Dominic Cooper is not good as Willoughby. His looks are wrong, his speech tends towards Estuary English in places and in others he does not speak clearly. I could go on.

Lucy Steele's sister does something close to an impression of Alice in The Vicar of Dibley. Why does she have a non-standard accent, whereas her genteel sister does not?

I should also mention that the settings and overall look of the production were first rate.

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