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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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Storyline

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 »

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

Quotes

Marianne Dashwood: Elinor, where are your feelings?
Elinor Dashwood: I govern them.
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Connections

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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The worst piece of cinema EVER!
22 October 2003 | by dannerlcSee all my reviews

This film is a crime! This bbc production is probably the worst thing ever created by the BBC. Forget about wooden, these actors are set in cement! Although it does follow austen's novel, the camera work is lousey, its as if you are watching a play, close ups are rare and when done, you find yourself half way up the actor's nose. Marianne is far to irritating, she rivals the character of lydia from Pride and Prejudice in the biggest pain in the butt factor. the character of Margaret is completely cut out of the film, which one would think would not be a huge deal, since she's not that important of a character. However, the family dynamic just seems wrong without a little sister to liven things up now and then. Edward is scary! In fact looks wise (which ordinarly i would never mention), all of the characters are a bit freakish. And the worst part is that Willoughby is dressed like a demented evil lephercan (sp?) the majority of the movie. He's nothing to pine over, that's for sure. All in all, this movie is terrible and if you're trying to get a friend to fall in love with Austen DO NOT SHOW THEM THIS! This movie will make even a hardcore lover of Austen to think twice about her work. It's slow, and boring. Her spirit is NOT with this film. I give it a -5. and a big "UCK!"


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