While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Doran Godwin ...  Emma Woodhouse 6 episodes, 1972
John Carson ...  Mr. Knightley 6 episodes, 1972
Donald Eccles ...  Mr. Woodhouse 6 episodes, 1972
Constance Chapman ...  Miss Bates 6 episodes, 1972
Ellen Dryden ...  Mrs. Weston 6 episodes, 1972
Debbie Bowen ...  Harriet Smith 6 episodes, 1972
Raymond Adamson ...  Mr. Weston 6 episodes, 1972
Timothy Peters Timothy Peters ...  Mr. Elton 5 episodes, 1972
Vivienne Moore Vivienne Moore ...  Williams 5 episodes, 1972
Robert East ...  Frank Churchill 4 episodes, 1972
Ania Marson ...  Jane Fairfax 4 episodes, 1972
Mary Holder Mary Holder ...  Mrs. Bates 4 episodes, 1972
Fiona Walker ...  Mrs. Elton 3 episodes, 1972
Mollie Sugden ...  Mrs. Goddard 2 episodes, 1972
John Alkin John Alkin ...  Robert Martin 2 episodes, 1972
Amber Thomas Amber Thomas ...  Patty 2 episodes, 1972
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Storyline

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often mistaken in her judgement, she is counseled and criticised by her neighbor and brother-in-law, the wise Mr. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated by more than brotherly love. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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UK

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English

Release Date:

20 July 1972 (UK) See more »

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Emma See more »

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Runtime:

(6 parts)

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The pale blue gown with gold-flowered bodice and sleeves Doran Godwin (Emma Woodhouse) wears to the Christmas party at Randalls is the same gown Jennifer Granville (Mrs. Hurst) wears to dinner on Elizabeth's first evening at Netherfield in Pride and Prejudice (1980). The costume is also worn by a guest at Fanny's ball in Mansfield Park (1983). See more »

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The characters are seen playing cards with a modern deck of cards that show both the suit symbol (hearts, clubs, spades, clubs) and a number on each corner. During the time period the movie was set in, playing cards did not show the number of the card in the corners. See more »

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The Twenty-ninth of May
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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
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Lovable adaptation
22 June 2006 | by faust1og2See all my reviews

Yes I see this production is low budget and all, with an amateurish feel about it, and yet still I found it quite excellent - admirable indeed. Doran Godwin gives an expressionist portrayal of Emma which suits the character, and John Carson is a likable Mr. Knightley. All in all the casting is mere perfection; Thimoty Peters is a funny, yet realistic Mr. Elton; Debbie Bowen as Harriet Smith might be to much of a good thing, but then again Constance Chapman is most excellent as Miss Bates. Whats great about this "cheap" production is you feel the uneasiness of family gatherings, the ugliness of character and how irritating and limited this polite language can be. In more updated Jane Austen films, things might seem a bit artificial, as if the characters live in glossy prints. Certainly Austens times were just as "real" and shitty as ours, and this comes to front in this brilliant, yet quite forgotten, miniseries of Emma. The best dramatization of this marvelous novel so far.


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