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Pride and Prejudice 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (1995)
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
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Top Rated TV #32 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Elizabeth Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Mr Darcy 6 episodes, 1995
...  Jane Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Lydia Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs. Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Mr. Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Mr Bingley 6 episodes, 1995
...  Kitty Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
Lucy Briers ...  Mary Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
...  Miss Bingley 6 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs Hurst 6 episodes, 1995
Adrian Lukis ...  Wickham / ... 5 episodes, 1995
...  Mr Collins 5 episodes, 1995
...  Charlotte Lucas 5 episodes, 1995
...  Maria Lucas 5 episodes, 1995
...  Georgiana Darcy 4 episodes, 1995
...  Hill / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 4 episodes, 1995
Tim Wylton ...  Mr. Gardiner 4 episodes, 1995
...  Mr Hurst 4 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs. Gardiner 4 episodes, 1995
Nadia Chambers ...  Miss Anne de Bourgh 4 episodes, 1995
David Bark-Jones ...  Lt. Denny 4 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs Phillips / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  Sir William Lucas 4 episodes, 1995
...  Capt. Carter 4 episodes, 1995
Kate O'Malley ...  Sarah, the maid / ... 3 episodes, 1995
...  Lady Lucas 3 episodes, 1995
Paul Moriarty ...  Col. Forster 3 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs Forster 3 episodes, 1995
...  Colonel Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 1995
Sarah Legg ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 1995
Annabel Taylor ...  Maggie, the maid 2 episodes, 1995
Harriet Eastcott ...  Mrs Jenkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Natasha Isaacs ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Marie-Louise Flamank ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
...  Hodge, the gardener 2 episodes, 1995
Julian Erleigh ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Neville Phillips ...  Fossett, the footman 2 episodes, 1995
...  Lt. Sanderson 2 episodes, 1995
Jacob Casselden ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Melvyn Tan ...  Forte Piano played by 2 episodes, 1995
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Romance

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14 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orgullo y prejuicio  »

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(6 parts)

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1.66 : 1
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Susannah Harker was pregnant during filming, but was able to continue due to the cut of the costumes and some cleverly placed shawls. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles, one of the make-up artists is named as "Jennny Eades", but this is changed to the more usual spelling for "Jenny" in the final credits. See more »

Quotes

[They are discussing the fact that Wickham has, in essence, extorted from them a fortune for the misery he is likely to face in marrying Lydia]
Mr. Bennet: I should have taken better care of you all.
[Bitterly]
Mr. Bennet: The satisfaction of prevailing upon one of the most worthless young men in Britain might then have rested in its proper place. As it is, the thing is done - with extraordinarily little inconvenience to myself. When you take into account what I shall save on Lydia's board and pocket allowance, I am ...
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Featured in At Home with the Georgians: A Man's Place (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
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Probably the best BBC miniseries made-Austen would be proud...
20 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel is really incredible. Set design and costumes are very believable and the acting is practically perfect for most of characters.

A few comments on costume: one of the most believable aspects of the details put into this miniseries has to do with the costumes. Elizabeth and Jane are both adorned simple enough to convey a Christian background and some decor and modesty, as they would have properly been dressed during this time, yet the costumers could have expanded their wardrobe as you see many times in American films (the 1999 version of Emma comes to mind here, particularly) and yet at the time, the women would *not* have had 10 different ensembles to wear at special events. I honestly admired the holding back of their wardrobes to a few gowns rather than having gone overboard as you often see! The women who were of higher stature were properly attired in their jewels and every costume fit the character and situation beautifully. This and the musical score are two of the biggest highlights, I felt.

I would also like to give props to Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth who were cast wonderfully. Jennifer was able to convey a sort of devilish satire and quick wit which I thought suited her exceedingly well and accentuated the wit Austen was trying to get across in the novel. Firth held back and it suited his character. He shows a quiet power, a feeling of disdain and complexity in his acting that worked well for the first half of the miniseries and then turned this into admiration and openness later as the story develops. By the time he declares his undying love to Elizabeth you get the impression he is ready to burst open and you breathe a huge sigh of relief for him, yet the energy continues to pulse. Its a great thing to watch..

I would recommend this miniseries to anyone, especially those not yet familiar with Austen. This specific miniseries is so well done many people I have watched it with have sparked incredible interests in the intrigues of Austen's works. Good job BBC!


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