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Pride and Prejudice 

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
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Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Garvie ...  Miss Elizabeth Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
David Rintoul ...  Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy 5 episodes, 1980
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Mr. Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Priscilla Morgan ...  Mrs. Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Sabina Franklyn ...  Miss Jane Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Natalie Ogle ...  Miss Lydia Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Miss Mary Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Clare Higgins ...  Miss Kitty Bennet 5 episodes, 1980
Osmund Bullock Osmund Bullock ...  Mr. Bingley 4 episodes, 1980
Irene Richard ...  Charlotte Lucas / ... 3 episodes, 1980
Peter Settelen ...  Mr. Wickham 3 episodes, 1980
Marsha Fitzalan ...  Miss Caroline Bingley 3 episodes, 1980
Edward Arthur Edward Arthur ...  Mr. Hurst 3 episodes, 1980
Jennifer Granville Jennifer Granville ...  Mrs. Hurst 3 episodes, 1980
Andrew Johns Andrew Johns ...  Captain Denny 3 episodes, 1980
Judy Parfitt ...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2 episodes, 1980
Malcolm Rennie Malcolm Rennie ...  Mr. Collins / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Barbara Shelley ...  Mrs. Gardiner 2 episodes, 1980
Peter Howell ...  Sir William Lucas 2 episodes, 1980
Elizabeth Stewart ...  Lady Lucas 2 episodes, 1980
Shirley Cain Shirley Cain ...  Mrs. Philips 2 episodes, 1980
Emma Jacobs Emma Jacobs ...  Miss Georgiana Darcy 2 episodes, 1980
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Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in a book, and youngest girls, Kitty and Lydia, chase after officers in uniform; Elizabeth, the willful, intelligent, and opinionated second daughter, is snubbed by haughty gentleman Mr. Darcy... In this class-minded society, can love triumph over pride and prejudice? Written by L. Hamre

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English

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13 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Each episode opens with a watercolor tableau rendered in the style of Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1872), a famous caricaturist and a contemporary of Jane Austen. See more »

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A musician in the assembly hall dance scene is playing a concertina. The concertina was not invented until the 1820's, and the story begins in the autumn of 1811. See more »

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Mary Bennet: It's been my experience, that an event looked forward to with much impatient desire, does not always brings its promised satisfaction.
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Excellent Adaptation
7 December 2004 | by klein_joanneSee all my reviews

For anyone who has actually read "Pride and Prejudice" (rather than just knowing it from the A&E production), this is an excellent and lively adaptation of the book. It is worth watching just to see the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, in action. Unlike the A&E version, which took enormous liberties with Jane Austen's novel, much of the dialogue is straight from the pen of Austen herself. Adorable as Colin Firth is, David Rintoul does a much better job of capturing the essence of Dr. Darcy as created by Austen, and Elizabeth Garvie is a spirited Elizabeth Bennett. The supporting cast is also for the most part excellent, particularly Charlotte Lucas, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine. In a few places, the pace is stilted, and it was clearly made for TV before big budgets, fancy sets, and more modern technology. Nevertheless, if someone wants to view an adaptation true to Austen's creation, this is an enjoyable experience.


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