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When Mr. Dashwood dies, he leaves his Sussex estate Norland -undivided, as the law requires- to his first marriage son John. John's wife, Fanny, convinces him to deny, in the name of their ... See full summary »

Director:

John Alexander

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Jane Austen (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Hayes ... Eliza
Dominic Cooper ... Willoughby
Christopher Beeny ... Doctor
Mark Gatiss ... John Dashwood
Janet McTeer ... Mrs. Dashwood
Simon Williams ... Henry Dashwood
Hattie Morahan ... Elinor Dashwood
Lucy Boynton ... Margaret Dashwood
Charity Wakefield ... Marianne Dashwood
Claire Skinner ... Fanny Dashwood
Morgan Overton Morgan Overton ... Little Henry
Wendy Albiston ... Martha
Dan Stevens ... Edward Ferrars
Mark Williams ... Sir John Middleton
Rosanna Lavelle ... Lady Middleton
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Storyline

When Mr. Dashwood dies, he leaves his Sussex estate Norland -undivided, as the law requires- to his first marriage son John. John's wife, Fanny, convinces him to deny, in the name of their only son Henry's inheritance, his widowed stepmother and her three daughters the generosity understood at pap's deathbed. When the heiress-in-law's brother Edward Ferrars visits, he proves a perfect, understanding gentleman mutually drawn to eldest daughter Elinor, but she's told mother Ferrars makes inheriting the vast family fortune conditional on marrying well. Once mother comes to terms with their impoverished status, she accepts country relative Sir John Middleton's offer to rent his cottage in Devonshire without even seeing it, and moves with only two servants, Thomas and Alice. Sir John insists on visits and his wife presents them to the county's best catch, rich widower Colonel Brandon, who shows interest in middle daughter Marianne, but she plays hard to get and thus falls -initially ... 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:

1 January 2008 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The Byron poem that Willoughby recites to Marianne was actually written six years after the novel was set. See more »

Goofs

Elinor's birth year, revealed on screen in the Dashwood family bible as 1781, along with her stated age of 19 years firmly establishes the setting of the story in 1800. Therefore Willoughby's discussion with Marianne about Lord Byron's poetry is anachronistic because Byron was born in 1788 and is only twelve years of age at the time his poetry is being discussed by the characters. See more »

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