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Complete series cast summary:
Ann Firbank ...  Anne Elliot 5 episodes, 1971
Bryan Marshall Bryan Marshall ...  Captain Wentworth 5 episodes, 1971
Marian Spencer Marian Spencer ...  Lady Russell 5 episodes, 1971
Richard Vernon ...  Admiral Croft 5 episodes, 1971
Basil Dignam ...  Sir Walter Elliot 4 episodes, 1971
Valerie Gearon Valerie Gearon ...  Elizabeth Elliot 4 episodes, 1971
Georgine Anderson ...  Mrs. Croft 4 episodes, 1971
Morag Hood ...  Mary Musgrove 4 episodes, 1971
Rowland Davies Rowland Davies ...  Charles Musgrove 4 episodes, 1971
Mel Martin ...  Henrietta Musgrove 4 episodes, 1971
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ...  Mrs. Clay 4 episodes, 1971
Zhivila Roche Zhivila Roche ...  Louisa Musgrove 3 episodes, 1971
Noel Dyson ...  Mrs. Musgrove 3 episodes, 1971
David Savile David Savile ...  Mr. Elliot 3 episodes, 1971
Michael Culver ...  Captain Harville 3 episodes, 1971
Ernest Hare Ernest Hare ...  Colonel Wallis 3 episodes, 1971
Gabrielle Daye ...  Mrs. Rooke 3 episodes, 1971
Polly Murch Polly Murch ...  Mrs. Smith 3 episodes, 1971
Beatrix Mackey Beatrix Mackey ...  Lady Dalrymple 3 episodes, 1971
Angela Galbraith Angela Galbraith ...  Miss Carteret 3 episodes, 1971
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ...  Butler 3 episodes, 1971
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is Mrs. Croft. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain, and a highly eligible bachelor. Whom will he marry? One of Anne's sister's husband's sisters? Or will he and Anne rekindle the old flame? Written by GusF

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Release Date:

18 April 1971 (UK) See more »

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Persuasión See more »

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Bath, Somerset, England, UK See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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The blue and white gown with flounced hem Valerie Gearon (Elizabeth Elliot) wears at Camden Place is also seen in Scrooge (1970) on a dancer at Fezziwig's ball. See more »

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Version of Persuasion (1960) See more »

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A Downland Suite: III - Minuet: Allegretto grazioso
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Avoid this one unless a die-hard Austen fanatic.
3 September 2005 | by Saturn131313See all my reviews

Oh yes, I have to agree with the others who describe this as appalling. The acting in this four hour feature is uniformly bad, so bad to the point that I find it impossible to believe any of the actors in this production could possibly earn a living as an actor. I still wonder who did the casting. Each delivers their lines without appearing to have any kind of engagement or emotional investment with any other character. None appear to have a true relationship, family or otherwise, with another. The direction is also appalling and any action scene is laughable and unconvincing. Were the film editors asleep?

The costumes appear authentic to the Regency period but the fabrics look 20th century and colors (especially the blue colors!) are jarring and I don't believe were available in early 19th century fabric except perhaps in silk.

Also the hair: the men have obvious 1970s haircuts, and the women have "big hair"---especially the woman playing Anne Elliot.

All the female characters, young and old, are quite lovely but this doesn't make up for the lack of acting abilities. The actress playing "Anne" looks as though she is in her forties while Anne Elliot is supposed to be 27 years old. I mean, where was the makeup and lighting crew if we were to find the woman playing Anne believable? She spends much of her time gazing pensively with her eyes at the level of the horizon whether indoors or out. I wonder still what that was suppose to convey. Regret perhaps? Yes, this production is regrettable!

The actress playing Louisa was truly appalling. She screams, squeals, giggles, and leaps around like an ill mannered twelve-year-old (my apologies to anyone twelve years of age reading this) that I found myself eagerly awaiting the moment when she knocks herself out. How this behavior is suppose to attract an adult male is beyond me. Most would back off when she first opened her mouth to giggle and shriek.

The actor playing Captain Wentworth portrays someone so bland and colorless one wonders why any woman could pine over him for eight years.

The rejoining of the pair at the end is not convincingly done or explained. How did they get together again? Not because Louisa was in a coma; that is certain. No, there has to be more than that and it is not explained in the film.

I rate this production two stars: one because it is Austens' work, and the other because some of the outdoor scenes were lovely. The only reason I could watch the entire production is that I was off sick with the flu and I got it from the library.

If you enjoyed the book see the 1995 version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. I would recommend this film even if you have't read the book.


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