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Lost in Austen 

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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.
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Series cast summary:
Jemima Rooper ...  Amanda Price 4 episodes, 2008
Elliot Cowan ...  Mr. Darcy 4 episodes, 2008
Hugh Bonneville ...  Mr. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Florence Hoath Florence Hoath ...  Kitty Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Alex Kingston ...  Mrs. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Morven Christie ...  Jane Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Perdita Weeks ...  Lydia Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Mison ...  Mr. Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Ruby Bentall ...  Mary Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Christina Cole ...  Caroline Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Riley ...  Mr. Wickham 3 episodes, 2008
Guy Henry ...  Mr. Collins 3 episodes, 2008
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Pirhana 2 episodes, 2008
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ...  Michael 2 episodes, 2008
Gemma Arterton ...  Elizabeth Bennet 2 episodes, 2008
Lindsay Duncan ...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2 episodes, 2008
Michelle Duncan ...  Charlotte Lucas 2 episodes, 2008
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Storyline

Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after? Written by L. Hamre

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The tan and black print muslin day dress worn by Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) at Hunsford is the same costume worn by Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) at Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Janet Dale (Miss Briggs) at Park Lane in Vanity Fair (1998), Penny Downie (Lady Milbanke) at dinner in Byron (2003), and an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

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When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Bennet: I'm sorry. It's just I see Jane and...
Amanda Price: You think marriage to Darcy will be like marriage to Collins? Look, in the book you don't exactly hit it off - to begin with. Just keep talking. From the talking comes the love.
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Lost in a good TV show.
25 September 2008 | by bookman64See all my reviews

I'm not generally a fan of period dramas. I've never read "Pride And Prejudice" and I'm not sure if I've ever seen any adaptations. I was intrigued, however, with the premise of this series. Partly because it seemed similar to one of my favourite books of recent years: "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde (although this also, conversely, almost stopped me watching it).

I'm glad I did watch it. Right from the beginning, I was enthralled and entertained. The cast were superb. The writing was wonderful. Although it gave a modern twist to the story it was obviously done with great affection for the source novel and the use of language was very clever. It was also very funny in places.

Overall, one of the best TV shows I've seen this year. It's even tempted me to read the book and it's really not the style of book I would usually read.


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ITV [UK]

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English

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (UK) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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