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Mansfield Park 

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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The medallion-print white muslin day dress Susan Edmonstone (Mrs. Grant) wears when the Crawfords first arrive at the vicarage is the same costume Perdita Weeks (Lydia Bennet) wears while sewing cushions for the church in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

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The best ever
12 January 2008 | by ludovica36See all my reviews

This is unquestionably the best ever adaptation of this book, faithful to the text and faithful to the feeling of the book. Sylvestra le Touzel is appropriately mouse-like and really embodies the real Fanny Price, (one of my favourite Austen heroines). She displays that transcendence of flesh that Austen uses as a metaphor for stability in an increasingly precarious situation, both for the estate and for the individuals associated with it. More recent adaptations have tried to make Fanny more capricious and human... but that is not what she is about. She represents the rise of the diligent lower classes to dominate the corrupt aristocracy, of merit over money, and morality over license. She and Edmund are the eventual winners, custodians of their inheritance, when all the favoured children have fallen into sin and temptation and proved themselves unworthy. Fanny Price is not so very different from Jane Bennett, Anne Elliot or Elinor Dashwood. I don't understand why so many people find her character "difficult"


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