Colonel Brandon wounds but spares Willoughby, who married heiress Grey, in a duel. Later Brandon explains that while he was in colonial India, the doc seduced his first love in England and abandoned here with a daughter, now fifteen. Elinor is heartbroken herself that Edward Ferrars is engaged to Miss Lucy Steele. His haughty mother disinherits him in favor of elder brother Edward after sister Anne betrays that engagement. But new turns of events bring both sisters unexpected fortune. Written by
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fell ill with tonsilitis during the shoot. He later quipped that there were very few shots in the entire series that featured him in full health. The swelling around his neck meant that many of Stevens' scenes had to be shot in extreme close-up. See more
The action takes place in the early 1800s but, after the ball, Mrs Jennings refers to the event as being like the Black Hole of Calcutta, The Black Hole of Calcutta was an infamous incident during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 some 50 years later. See more