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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The beige and pink floral print muslin gown Clare Higgins (Kitty Bennet) wears at Longbourn was previously worn by Constance Chapman (Miss Bates) in Emma (1972). See more »

Goofs

In episode 1 Miss Elizabeth Bennett sits at a piano as she sings a simple song while the score on the piano shows the name of (Johannes) Brahms, who was born sixteen years after Jane Austen's death. See more »

Quotes

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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Follows Pride and Prejudice (1958) See more »

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An excellent adaptation of this classic book
23 September 2005 | by hanlawsonSee all my reviews

I find this version of Pride and Prejudice extremely good. Lizzy Bennet as portrayed by Elizabeth Garvie really dose have 'fine eyes' and Mr Darcy is a 'big tall fellow' and suitably haughty. It's a shame that the Colin Firth and Jennifer Elle BBC adaptation has taken precedence in the public mind - as this is superior in many ways, though the acting is perhaps more stilted and the costumes and scenes seem more 'staged' to a modern eye. Fay Weldon has kept in much more of the famous lines actually written by Jane Austin and there has been no attempt to try to modernise the story with inclusions of such things as cut away bedroom scenes of Lydia and Whickham, or Darcy in a wet shirt!


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