Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside country estate, rented by his brother-in-law, admiral Croft, so the financially stressed baronet can afford a fashionable, cheaper residence in trendy Bath. First the former lovers meet again on the estate, where they feel vibes again, but neither dares admit them until it seems too late. Yet the truth becomes clear, both have moved, but meet again in Bath.
A new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
Did You Know?
The red, long-sleeved gown with accordion-pleat trim on the over-sleeves worn by an extra in the Pump Room when Anne talks with Mr. Elliot is the same costume worn by Lady Willoughby when she meets Lady Russell in the Pump Room in Screen Two: Persuasion
(1995), by an extra in the square at the end of Goya's Ghosts
(2006), and by the dance teacher during the fan-language lesson in The Regency House Party
(2004). See more
The statue outside the entrance to Kellynch Hall is obvious when Sir Walter Eliot is departing, but a minute later it is missing when Anne departs. See more
[Anne has been upset and flustered as she hurries through Kellynch Hall, marking an inventory of items throughout the mansion. She spies Lady Russell's carriage approaching and goes outside to meet her. They talk while returning inside
My dear Russell!
My dear Anne. You look quite done for. I came back as soon as I received your letter. I had no idea the position was so worse.
Unfortunately, a person who has contracted debts must pay them, even if he is a gentleman.
Was there no ...
Version of Persuasion
German Dance in D Major
By Franz Schubert
[Anne plays pianoforte for dance] See more