Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
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Complete series cast summary:
Irene Richard ...  Elinor Dashwood 7 episodes, 1981
Tracey Childs ...  Marianne Dashwood 7 episodes, 1981
Annie Leon ...  Mrs. Jennings 7 episodes, 1981
Robert Swann Robert Swann ...  Colonel Brandon 6 episodes, 1981
Donald Douglas ...  Sir John Middleton 5 episodes, 1981
Marjorie Bland Marjorie Bland ...  Lady Middleton 5 episodes, 1981
Bosco Hogan ...  Edward Ferrars 5 episodes, 1981
Peter Woodward ...  John Willoughby 4 episodes, 1981
John Owens ...  Tom 4 episodes, 1981
Gina Rowe Gina Rowe ...  Susan 4 episodes, 1981
Diana Fairfax ...  Mrs. Dashwood 4 episodes, 1981
Peter Gale ...  John Dashwood 3 episodes, 1981
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The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, must search for a new house with their mother; their former home and the majority of the money having been inherited by their half-brother at the passing of their father. The family is given the lease of a cottage by a kind cousin. Disciplined and restrained Elinor forms an attachment to quiet Edward Ferrars, while her impetuous and emotional sister Marianne falls for dashing John Willoughby. However, the Dashwoods' lack of fortune and the strict social structure of 18th century England affects the marriage prospects of both sisters. Written by L. Hamre

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Unlike the 1995 Ang Lee version, the producers deliberately cast actors closer to the ages of the characters in the novel. See more »

Goofs

The fine mesh diffusing filter is very clearly visible in many exterior and interior scenes - it is very distracting. See more »

Quotes

Willoughby: In defense of my protege, you may even be saucy.
Elinor Dashwood: My protege as you call him is a sensible man.
Marianne Dashwood: Elinor...
Elinor Dashwood: Yes, Marianne. Even in a man over thirty.
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Connections

Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.21 (1994) See more »

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Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Fine male performances as well
5 September 2000 | by Caledonia Twin #1See all my reviews

I have to disagree that the male performances were bland. Bosco Hogan did a very good job as the self-effacing Edward, and Douglas' portrayal of Sir John Middleton was so lively that as far as the interpretation of this character is concerned, the later S&S actor seems to have borrowed heavily from prior precedent. And Peter Woodward makes a dashing Willoughby, every bit as convincing as the more recent Willoughby. Woodward's voice and elocution are fantastic, and he sings remarkably well. I also enjoyed Marianne's performance in particular. In many ways, this adaptation is more faithful to the novel. The only flaw is that it begins in medias res rather than at the beginning, and it begins with a strangely stilted introduction, but that can be overlooked due to the brilliant performances, which improve with every minute of the film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sense and Sensibility See more »

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Runtime:

| (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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