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Sense and Sensibility 

Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.
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Michael Aldridge ...  Sir John Middleton 4 episodes, 1971
Sheila Ballantine Sheila Ballantine ...  Lady Middleton 4 episodes, 1971
Esme Church Esme Church ...  Mary 4 episodes, 1971
Joanna David ...  Elinor Dashwood 4 episodes, 1971
Isabel Dean ...  Mrs. Dashwood 4 episodes, 1971
Robin Ellis ...  Edward Ferrars 4 episodes, 1971
Clive Francis ...  John Willoughby 4 episodes, 1971
Ciaran Madden ...  Marianne Dashwood 4 episodes, 1971
Richard Owens ...  Colonel Brandon 4 episodes, 1971
Patricia Routledge ...  Mrs. Jennings 4 episodes, 1971
Jo Kendall ...  Charlotte Palmer 3 episodes, 1971
Peter Laird Peter Laird ...  Rodgers 3 episodes, 1971
David Strong David Strong ...  Palmer 3 episodes, 1971
David Belcher David Belcher ...  Robert Ferrars 2 episodes, 1971
Frances Cuka Frances Cuka ...  Lucy Steele 2 episodes, 1971
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ...  Master of Ceremonies / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Kay Gallie Kay Gallie ...  Fanny Dashwood 2 episodes, 1971
Milton Johns ...  John Dashwood 2 episodes, 1971
Maggie Jones Maggie Jones ...  Nancy Steele 2 episodes, 1971
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ...  Doctor Harris 2 episodes, 1971
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Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.

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UK

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9 January 1971 (UK) See more »

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Hoofd en hart See more »

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(4 episodes)
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The floral gown with flounced neckline Ciaran Madden (Marianne Dashwood) wears at Barton Cottage is similar to the gown Ania Marson (Jane Fairfax) wears in Emma (1972). See more »

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Version of Sense & Sensibility (2008) See more »

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Symphony No. 20 in D K. 133 - II. Andante
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Patricia Routledge Steals the Show
14 August 2018 | by drednmSee all my reviews

While Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are supposed to be the heroines of this Jane Austen story, they are so dull in this 4-part BBC production that when Mrs. Jennings appears, she jumps out of the screen as a full-blooded character full of life.

Hampered by extremely low production values where most of the scenes are set in smallish rooms, the viewer is left little on which to fix his/her attention. The costumes also are dull and repetitious and all of one design. The girls talk and talk and talk.

Set in the 1810s, story has the Dashwood sisters falling in love with the wrong men and then agonizing over their feelings ad nauseum. These sisters are a gloomy pair indeed and cannot compare to the sisters in Emma Thompson's brilliant 1995 film. Here , they fret and stew without a whisper of humor or spirit.

My guess is that the lackluster writing and directing defeated Joanna David ad Ciaran Madden from the getgo. Their mother (Isabel Dean) is also a gloomy gus so maybe it's inherited. Elinor (David) falls for Edward (Robin Ellis) who seems to be vaguely engaged to the grasping and catty Lucy (Frances Cuka), while Marianne (Madden) falls for Willoughby (Clive Francis) who seems to have a secret life in London.

The girls make the acquaintance of Mrs. Jennings (Patricia Routledge) a merry widow whose daughters are safely married. Mrs. Jennings takes an active interest in young people and is an inveterate matchmaker. She also serves as a surrogate mother to the girls while they are in London.

The girls suffer through dashed hopes and various humiliations before everything comes aright in the end via a series of major misapprehensions about Willoughby and Ferrars, mostly because of the gossip they listen to so attentively.

Routledge is a burst of energy physically and vocally. While the yunger women drone on in monotones, Routledge fills the air with laughter and gasps and a mellifluous voice. Those familiar with Routledge from her TV characters Hyacinth Bucket and Hetty Wainthropp will not be surprised. She's brilliant.

Stick with the 1995 film version.


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