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Colonel Brandon wounds but spares Willoughby, who married heiress Grey, in a duel. Later Brandon explains that while he was in colonial India, the doc seduced his first love in England and ... See full summary »

Director:

John Alexander

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Jane Austen (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Morrissey ... Colonel Brandon
Dominic Cooper ... Willoughby
Ray Gardner Ray Gardner ... Duel Doctor
Robert Forknall ... Second
Steve Cornwall Steve Cornwall ... Referee (as Steev Cornwall)
Charity Wakefield ... Marianne Dashwood
Hattie Morahan ... Elinor Dashwood
Linda Bassett ... Mrs Jennings
David Glover David Glover ... Foot
Anna Madeley ... Lucy Steele
Daisy Haggard ... Miss Steele
Janet McTeer ... Mrs. Dashwood
Lucy Boynton ... Margaret Dashwood
Mark Gatiss ... John Dashwood
Claire Skinner ... Fanny Dashwood
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Storyline

Colonel Brandon wounds but spares Willoughby, who married heiress Grey, in a duel. Later Brandon explains that while he was in colonial India, the doc seduced his first love in England and abandoned here with a daughter, now fifteen. Elinor is heartbroken herself that Edward Ferrars is engaged to Miss Lucy Steele. His haughty mother disinherits him in favor of younger brother, Robert after sister Anne betrays that engagement. But new turns of events bring both sisters unexpected fortune. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2008 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Stevens fell ill with tonsilitis during the shoot. He later quipped that there were very few shots in the entire series that featured him in full health. The swelling around his neck meant that many of Stevens' scenes had to be shot in extreme close-up. See more »

Goofs

The action takes place in the early 1800s but, after the ball, Mrs Jennings refers to the event as being like the Black Hole of Calcutta, The Black Hole of Calcutta was an infamous incident during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 some 50 years later. See more »

Quotes

Edward Ferrars: Miss Dashwood, Elinor, I came here with no expectation. After everything that's happened to you, you have every right to turn me away this instant. But I cannot leave here without conveying the intensity of my feelings for you. I loved you at Norland, almost from our first encounter. I couldn't express it then as I was bound by my promise to Lucy. I think you felt it and were puzzled and hurt by my lack of openness with you. Let me be open now. Everyday since I first saw you, my love for you ...
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