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Sense and Sensibility 

Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
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Cast

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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fornuft og følelse See more »

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Runtime:

| (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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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

Elinor Dashwood: If you would confide in me...
Marianne Dashwood: You never confide in me!
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Version of Scents and Sensibility (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Enjoyably authentic version
5 January 2007 | by chrisludlamSee all my reviews

Having watched the 1995 movie for the first time a few days ago,I decided to watch this fine BBC production again,and found it the more satisfying of the two.

The acting was of a good standard;Tracey Childs splendid as Marianne,and Bosco Hogan's interpretation of Edward Ferrers far exceeded Hugh Grant's peculiar effort in the Ang Lee film.The direction and location filming in Dorset/Somerset and the authentic early 1800's feel more than compensated for the budget constraints.

Also,Willoughby's telling confession to Eleanor as Marianne lay seriously ill upstairs was,thankfully,retained,unlike the 1995 version.

A good miniseries,more Jane Austen than it's "grander" successor!Nine out of ten!


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