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Lost in Austen (TV Mini-Series 2008) Poster

(2008 TV Mini-Series)

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The white polka dot dress with ornate floral pattern on the bodice that Ruby Bentall (Mary Bennet) wears to the Meryton Assembly Ball is the same costume Julia Sawalha (Lydia Bennet) wears while observing Wickham horse riding in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and Dagmara Dominczyk (Mercedès Iguanada) wears at the office of Monsieur Villefort in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
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The house used to represent Longbourn, the Bennet's home, was an empty, derelict building called Bramham Biggin located on the Bramham Park Estate in West Yorkshire England. The building had not been in use for a long time so the film crew were allowed to make many alterations to the property, including the addition of a porch over the front entrance and a planting a new garden.
Lady Ambrosia, the Bennet's pig, was scripted to make an appearance on screen but an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease prevented the shooting of the scene.
At the ball, the Bennett sisters tell a story of how they have a wager to get Mr. Darcy to say three words to them, and they fail when he responds with "You lose." This exchange is supposed to have actually happened in history, and the famous response was uttered by United States President, Calvin Coolidge. The story has also been attached to the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
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Florence Hoath's final role.
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Christina Cole, who plays Caroline Bingley, was in the movie _What A Girl Wants (2003)_. Her on-screen mother was Anna Chancellor who played Caroline Bingley in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice (1995) mini-series.
The tan Spencer Jemima Rooper (Amanda Price) wears for the journey to Hammersmith with Mr. and Mrs. Bennet is the same costume Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet) wears to read Mr. Darcy's letter in Pride and Prejudice (1995).
Tom Riley (Mr. Wickham) & Elliot Cowan (Mr. Darcy) have ended up working together, 5 years later while appearing in the TV series, Da Vinci's Demons (2013). They play Leonardo Da Vinci & Lorenzo Medici respectively.
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The black velvet striped day dress Lindsay Duncan (Lady Catherine) wears at Longbourn is the same costume Anna Chancellor (Caroline Bingley) wears at Netherfield Hall in Pride and Prejudice (1995). The same costume is also worn by Janine Duvitski (Mrs. Bute Crawley) when Becky and Rawdon return to Queen's Crawley in Vanity Fair (1998), and by an extra in a London street scene in Little Dorrit (2008).
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The russet colored ruffled bonnet Jemima Rooper (Amanda Price) wears at Longbourn is the same one 'Jennifer Ehle' (Elizabeth Bennet) wears leaving Hunsford in Pride and Prejudice (1995).
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The green linen coat with pink flowers at the waist Morven Christie (Jane Bennet) wears at Longbourn is the same costume Lucy Davis (Maria Lucas) wears leaving Hunsford in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Amanda Hale (Mary Musgrove) wears on the long walk to Winthrop in Persuasion (2007), and Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) wears in London in Sense & Sensibility (2008).
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The tall green hat with a peacock feather Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley) wears at Pemberley during the shooting contest is the same one worn by an extra in Sense and Sensibility (1995) in the Covent Garden coffee shop.
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The blue coat with 12 cloth-covered buttons on the bodice Ruby Bentall (Mary Bennet) wears at Longbourn is the same costume Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears in London in Byron (2003).
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The dark empire-waist coat Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) wears is the same costume worn by a mourner in the opening scene of David Copperfield (1999), by Maxine Peake (Miss Wade) in Little Dorrit (2008), and by Phyllida Law to church in Miss Austen Regrets (2008).
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The sheer brown gown with red and blue dots Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley) wears playing cards at Netherfield Hall is the same gown Jackie Smith-Wood wears discussing the play in Mansfield Park (1983).
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The tan and black print muslin day dress worn by Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) at Hunsford is the same costume worn by Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) at Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Janet Dale (Miss Briggs) at Park Lane in Vanity Fair (1998), Penny Downie (Lady Milbanke) at dinner in Byron (2003), and an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005).
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The green caped coat Michelle Duncan (Charlotte Lucas) wears to the wedding is the same costume Mali Harries (Anne Rood) wears at Six Mile Bottom in Byron (2003).
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The medallion-print white muslin day dress Perdita Weeks wears while sewing cushions for the church is the same costume Susan Edmonstone (Mrs. Grant) wears when the Crawfords first arrive at the vicarage in Mansfield Park (1983).
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The burgundy and gold evening gown worn by a guest at the Netherfield Ball was previously worn by Susan Edmonstone (Mrs. Grant) dancing at the evening party in Mansfield Park (1983).
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The white gown with beaded trim on the sleeves and down the front worn by Morven Christie (Jane Bennet) for the wedding is the same costume worn by a guest at the party where Brummel meets Byron in Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006).
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The white and purple floral print gown Michelle Duncan (Charlotte Lucas) wears sewing cushions at Longbourn is the same costume worn by Emilia Fox (Clara Copperfield) in David Copperfield (1999), and by Francesca Annis (Mrs. Kirkpatrick) at the Towers in the opening scenes of Wives and Daughters (1999).
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The green velvet gown with gold and white trimmings worn by Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley) is the same costume worn by Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood) to the ball in London in Sense and Sensibility (1995).
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The green pelisse with ribbon trim down the middle of the front and back worn by by Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) in the coach en route to the Netherfield Ball is the same costume worn by Anna Chancellor (Caroline Bingley) when she visits Jane Bennet on Gracechurch Street in London in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and by a guest at the London Salon in Byron (2003).
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The gray plaid Spencer worn by Gemma Arterton (Elizabeth Bennet) in Amanda's bathroom is the same costume worn by Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet) riding to Netherfield in the rain in Pride and Prejudice (1995), by Sarah Crowden (Lady Blanche) in Brussels in Vanity Fair (1998), and by Victoria Hopkins to go riding in The Regency House Party (2004).
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The peach and aqua cape worn by an extra at the wedding is the same costume worn by Samantha Bond (Maria Bertram) to her wedding in Mansfield Park (1983).
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The gold evening gown with short sleeves worn by Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley) to the Meryton Assembly Ball is the same costume worn by Jackie Smith-Wood (Mary Crawford) to Fanny's ball in Mansfield Park (1983).
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The red print gown worn by Alex Kingston (Mrs.Bennet) is the same costume worn by Susan Fleetwood (Lady Russell) at the party at Camden Place in Screen Two: Persuasion (1995), Catherine Bigg in The Real Jane Austen (2002), Sheila Gish (Mrs.Norris) while Fanny reads the newspaper aloud in Mansfield Park (1999), a guest at a London ball in Byron (2003), Elizabeth Devonport to dinner in The Regency House Party (2004), Hayley Atwell (Mary Crawford) in Mansfield Park (2007), and by Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) to the London ball in Sense & Sensibility (2008).
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The navy Spencer worn by Jemima Rooper (Amanda Price) to the wedding is the same costume worn by Laura Pyper (Jane Fairfax) along the cliff in Weymouth during Emma's daydream in Emma (2009).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Caroline Bingley (Christina Cole) falls in love with Amanda (Jemima Rooper). In '"Hex" (2004)', the same actors also play characters in love with each other.
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