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Northanger Abbey 

Catherine Morland is a young woman who enjoys reading Gothic Novels. She is invited to Bath by a family friend, Mrs. Allen, and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. Upon ... See full summary »

Director:

Giles Foster

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Maggie Wadey
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Schlesinger ... Catherine Morland
Peter Firth ... Henry Tilney
Robert Hardy ... General Tilney
Googie Withers ... Mrs. Allen
Geoffrey Chater ... Mr. Allen
Cassie Stuart ... Isabella Thorpe
Jonathan Coy ... John Thorpe
Ingrid Lacey ... Eleanor Tilney
Greg Hicks ... Frederick Tilney
Philip Bird Philip Bird ... James Morland
Elvi Hale Elvi Hale ... Mrs. Thorpe
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ... Mrs. Morland
David Rolfe David Rolfe ... Mr. Morland
Elaine Ives-Cameron Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Marchioness
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... Alice
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Catherine Morland is a young woman who enjoys reading Gothic Novels. She is invited to Bath by a family friend, Mrs. Allen, and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. Upon returning to her home with her family, Eleanor invites Catherine to come along as her guest and companion. There Catherine's imagination continues to flourish and she begins to suspect a dark secret at Northanger Abbey. Written by Cara-chan

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Drama

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rosalie Horner in the Daily Mail heralded Schlesinger's "huge blue eyes," praising the show itself as "a masterpiece of film-making." See more »

Connections

Referenced in 100 Girls (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lancer's Quadrilles: Ladoiska
(uncredited)
Composed by Kruetzer
[first dance in Bath Assembly Room on Catherine's first visit)
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I can't bear to watch it
20 January 2001 | by john-872See all my reviews

Being a big Jane Austen fan, I had great hopes of seeing the timeless story of her "Northanger Abbey" come to life on video. Needless to say, that didn't happen. Did the writers ever read the actual book? It was not consistent in any likeness, in spirit or theme. The characters had no depth, the music was irritating and distracting, and the plot was twisted and weird. Jane Austen, I'm sure would be thouroughly offended, as will the veiwer of this B-style, twilight zone version of the classic.


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