In 1995, BBC had already commissioned Sandy Welch to write the script for an 'Emma' miniseries. However, since Miramax and also Meridien were producing their own films for both cinema and TV respectively, the BBC cancelled its own project and now more than 10 years later, the production has been revived.
The off-white striped dress worn by one of Mrs. Goddard's students when Emma first notices Harriet Smith is the same costume Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Bennet) wears to Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice (2005).
The dark velvet Spencer with white frog closures worn by Romola Garai (Emma Woodhouse) in church when Mrs. Elton enters is the same costume worn by Natasha Little (Becky Sharp) at Queen's Crawley after Sir Pitt's death in Vanity Fair (1998), and by Sarah Carpenter (Lady Harriet) while reading George Warleggan's letter in Poldark (1996).
The pink Spencer worn by Louise Dylan (Harriet Smith) to Miss Bates' to see Jane Fairfax's pianoforte is the same costume worn by Frances Grey (Amelia Sedley) for her departure from Miss Pinkerton's school in Vanity Fair (1998).
The bright pink gown with scalloped lapels worn by Christina Cole (Mrs. Elton) on her first visit to Hartfield is the same costume worn in Pride and Prejudice (1995) by Emilia Fox (Georgiana Darcy) during the dream sequence depicting Caroline Bingley's desire, as expressed in a letter to Jane Bennet, that Georgiana will marry her brother, Charles Bingley.
The green silk gown with white buttons on the bodice worn by a dancer at the Crown Ball is the same costume worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse) when she meets Mrs. Elton in Emma (1996), and by Tanya Samuel while watching the velocipede race in The Regency House Party (2004).
The cream and black plaid gown worn by a dancer at the Crown Ball is the same costume worn by a guest at the masked ball in St. Ives (1998), and by Julia Davis (Elizabeth Elliot) at Kellynch Hall in Persuasion (2007).
The pale pink gown with embroidered trim worn by Louise Dylan (Harriet Smith) when she confesses her admiration of Mr. Knightley to Emma is the same costume worn by Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) sewing at Fanny Dashwood's London house in Sense & Sensibility (2008).
The sheer brown gown with gold-trimmed neckline worn by a dancer at the Crown Inn ball is the same costume worn by Eleanor Bron (Lady Bareacres) at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball in Vanity Fair (1998).
The red and blue striped waistcoat worn by Robert Bathurst (Mr. Weston) is the same costume worn by Anthony Green (Sir Andrew Ffoulkes) in _The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine (1999) (TV)_ (QV), and by Anthony Green (Sir Andrew Ffoulkes) again in _The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King (1999) (TV)_.