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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

Release Date:

13 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The caped burgundy velvet coat Priscilla Morgan (Mrs. Bennet) wears to Netherfield to check on Jane is the same costume Ellen Dryden (Mrs. Weston) wears to visit the Bateses in Emma (1972). 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 »

Quotes

Elizabeth Bennet: We all love to instruct, though we teach only what is not worth knowing.
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Piano Sonatina in G Major: I. Moderato
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Passions boiling underneath the veneer of politeness.
10 May 2001 | by mayroseSee all my reviews

I have seen the movie with Greer Garson and the new BBC mini-series, and this 1979 version is my favorite of the three. But they all have something to recommend them. The Greer Garson movie is gentle and courtly and it doesn't take itself seriously at all...the new BBC series is *very* romantic. But I think the Garvie/Rintoul series really does capture the spirit of the book. What some people have described as stilted reading is, I think, just evidence of the care that Austen took with each phrase, so the words are carefully chosen and carefully spoken...and, assuredly, the Darcy/Elizabeth exchanges are filled with emotion underneath the surface of propriety. David Rintoul does a wonderful, wonderful job, he is totally believable as the enigmatic Darcy, and Garvie as Elizabeth is wise and restrained, yet also shows her youth. The other characters are also well-played, and the music is very appropriate. The sets are simple, yes, but they seem very authentic, and the scenery is marvelous. Although I did enjoy both other versions I saw, it is in this one where I feel the real passion is, despite of, or, perhaps because of, the restrained actions of the characters...you can see them boiling underneath the veneer of civility. :) But the lush BBC version and the gentle, kind movie version have much to be said for them, too...they are all good in their own ways, and, therefore, should be enjoyed for what each of them brings to the novel. Enjoy. :)


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