Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.
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Series cast summary:
Anna Massey ...  Mrs. Norris 6 episodes, 1983
Angela Pleasence ...  Lady Bertram 6 episodes, 1983
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Fanny Price 6 episodes, 1983
Nicholas Farrell ...  Edmund Bertram 6 episodes, 1983
Jackie Smith-Wood Jackie Smith-Wood ...  Mary Crawford 6 episodes, 1983
Robert Burbage Robert Burbage ...  Henry Crawford 6 episodes, 1983
Gorden Kaye ...  Dr. Grant 6 episodes, 1983
Susan Edmonstone Susan Edmonstone ...  Mrs. Grant 6 episodes, 1983
Neville Phillips Neville Phillips ...  Baddely 6 episodes, 1983
Snuff Snuff ...  Pug 6 episodes, 1983
Bernard Hepton ...  Sir Thomas Bertram 5 episodes, 1983
Samantha Bond ...  Maria Bertram / ... 5 episodes, 1983
Christopher Villiers ...  Tom Bertram 5 episodes, 1983
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther ...  Julia Bertram 5 episodes, 1983
Jonathan Stephens Jonathan Stephens ...  Mr. Rushworth 5 episodes, 1983
Gillian Martell Gillian Martell ...  Mrs. Rushworth, Senior / ... 3 episodes, 1983
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Her family living under the heavy burden of poverty, 10 year old Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram of Mansfield Park. Growing up, she is treated as an inferior relation by all but her best friend and cousin Edmund. Quiet, staid, and virtuous Fanny witnesses the stirrings of passion when worldly siblings Henry and Mary Crawford move in next door. Henry toys with the affections of Fanny's cousins Maria and Julia, but then his attentions unexpectedly turn towards Fanny... Written by L. Hamre

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English

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6 November 1983 (UK) See more »

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BBC Classic Serial Mansfield Park See more »

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England, UK See more »

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The green Spencer Sylvestra Le Touzel (Fanny Price) wears riding is the same costume worn by a London extra in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001). See more »

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Delight for the Serious Austen Fan
8 November 2005 | by DisHammerhandSee all my reviews

I will agree with others that the production value of this mini series is a bit low. The acting is very stiff and is some places just unconvincing. For users of digital televisions the picture and sound quality is very low, but understandable since this production was made in the early 80s.

The thing that amazes me most about this rendition is how faithful it is to the book. If you loved the book, then you will also like the movie. I'm sure the costume designer and casting directors looked at the old Hugh Thomson illustrations. This most noticeable in the characters of Henry and Mary Crawford.

Lady Bertram is very much like she was in the book -except for her voice. I found it very odd! Rather overdone in my opinion. Mr Yates had a very strange hairstyle as well.

The locations and set were very nicely done. Sotherton and Mansfield Park are very much like the way I pictured them. There was one scene in Portsmouth where there was a matted background with ships. That was rather cheesy looking but it was the only scene that I was less than satisfied with.

This production lacks the polish of BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995) but it is worth seeing for the serious Austen fan.


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