Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Rhys ...  Fitzwilliam Darcy 3 episodes, 2013
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Elizabeth Darcy 3 episodes, 2013
Matthew Goode ...  George Wickham 3 episodes, 2013
Trevor Eve ...  Sir Selwyn Hardcastle 3 episodes, 2013
Jenna Coleman ...  Lydia Wickham 3 episodes, 2013
Tom Ward ...  Colonel Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 2013
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Georgiana Darcy 3 episodes, 2013
James Norton ...  Henry Alveston 3 episodes, 2013
Nichola Burley ...  Louisa Bidwell 3 episodes, 2013
Philip Martin Brown ...  Mr. Bidwell 3 episodes, 2013
Joanna Scanlan ...  Mrs. Reynolds 3 episodes, 2013
Jennifer Hennessy ...  Mrs. Bidwell 3 episodes, 2013
Lewis Rainer ...  Will Bidwell 3 episodes, 2013
Tom Canton ...  Captain Denny 3 episodes, 2013
Mariah Gale ...  Mrs. Younge 3 episodes, 2013
Louisa-May Parker Louisa-May Parker ...  Mrs. Donovan 3 episodes, 2013
Alexander Bradshaw Alexander Bradshaw ...  Young Darcy 3 episodes, 2013
Royston Mayoh Royston Mayoh ...  Stoughton 3 episodes, 2013
Kevin Eldon ...  Dr. McFee 2 episodes, 2013
Oliver Maltman ...  George Pratt 2 episodes, 2013
Tom Raven Tom Raven ...  Constable Mason 2 episodes, 2013
Olly Rix ...  Cartwright / ... 1 episode, 2013
Rebecca Front ...  Mrs. Bennett 2 episodes, 2013
James Fleet ...  Mr. Bennett 2 episodes, 2013
Stephen Casey ...  Reverend Oliphant 2 episodes, 2013
Rachel Finnegan ...  Joan 2 episodes, 2013
Charlie May-Clark Charlie May-Clark ...  Betsy 2 episodes, 2013
Teresa Churcher ...  Mrs. Piggott 2 episodes, 2013
Francis Paul King Francis Paul King ...  Headborough Brownrigg 2 episodes, 2013
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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The scarlet and gold Lydia Wickham traveling gown is the same gown Jenna Coleman wears briefly in Victoria S1. See more »

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Referenced in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) See more »

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Intertextual Combination of Heritage Drama and Whodunit, Inspired by the 1995 Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
27 December 2013 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Daniel Peacock's adaptation of P. D. James' reworking of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE offers a fascinating combination of styles and stylistics. It unfolds in the leisurely manner of most British television detective thrillers, taking care to sketch in the characters and define their relationship to one another. A murder occurs two-thirds of the way through the first episode, and the remainder of the time is spent outlining the series of hypotheses, assumptions (some mistaken), and clues that lead to the unmaking of the culprit. DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY also situates itself squarely in the heritage adaptation genre, with plenty of exterior shots of the Darcys' house (I counted twelve in episode one alone), augmented with moments of period 'realism' as various types of coach and horse arrive and depart from the front entrance. The cast comprises a series of star names calculated to appeal to different generations of television viewers; Jenna Coleman from EMMERDALE and DOCTOR WHO shares the screen with Trevor Eve (WAKING THE DEAD, SHOESTRING) and Penelope Keith (THE GOOD LIFE, TO THE MANOR BORN). The acting is competent without being out of the ordinary, although I do wonder whether the Lydia Bennet of Austen and James would have reacted with quite such ferocity to her husband's arrest. What gives this production is true fascination, however, is the way in which director Peacock deliberately references Simon Langton's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995) throughout the mise-en-scene. This can be seen in the costume- designs (by Marianne Agertoft), as well as in the characterization: Elizabeth Bennet (Anna Maxwell Martin) communicates the same spirit of quiet determination embodied by Jennifer Ehle in the earlier production. She is also shot in much the same way, with the emphasis placed on her reactions to what happens around her. Her mother (Rebecca Front) seems completely oblivious to her offspring's feelings and shrilly complains of having had a fit should anything go wrong, in a performance inspired by Alison Steadman's reading in the earlier revival. Likewise her husband; James Fleet follows Benjamin Whitrow in maintaining a facade of polite loyalty to Mrs. Bennet, while searching for any opportunity to escape. The experience of watching DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY is a fascinating one, an exercise in identifying intertexts as well as understanding how adaptations are shaped as much by other adaptations as by their source-texts. Definitely worth watching.


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26 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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