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The Bennets are expecting a visitor - Mr Bennet's clergyman cousin, who will inherit the estate in the absence of any direct male heirs. Mr Collins is coming to Longbourn with the intention... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Langton

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Andrew Davies
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ehle ... Elizabeth Bennet
Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Bennet
Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Bennet
Susannah Harker ... Jane Bennet
Julia Sawalha ... Lydia Bennet
Polly Maberly ... Kitty Bennet
Lucy Briers Lucy Briers ... Mary Bennet
David Bamber ... Mr Collins
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Nadia Chambers Nadia Chambers ... Miss Anne de Bourgh
Harriet Eastcott Harriet Eastcott ... Mrs Jenkinson
Annabel Taylor Annabel Taylor ... Maggie, the maid
David Bark-Jones David Bark-Jones ... Lt. Denny
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Lt. Wickham
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Mr Bingley
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Storyline

The Bennets are expecting a visitor - Mr Bennet's clergyman cousin, who will inherit the estate in the absence of any direct male heirs. Mr Collins is coming to Longbourn with the intention of healing the rift between his branch of the family and the Bennets. Though Mrs Bennet cannot help thinking he has come to check over the place, he arrives with the best of intentions. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The white gown with silver trimmings Norma Streader (Lady Lucas) wears to the Christmas party at the Philips' is the same gown worn by an extra at Fanny's ball in Mansfield Park (1999), and an extra at a London ball in Byron (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Hurst is playing the piano at the Netherfield Ball, the hand that showing the musical accents, is the wrong hand for the melody. She is accenting the upper portion with her left hand, which would actually be the lower notes. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Bennet: Lizzy, I hope you'll not keep Wickham to yourself all night. Kitty and I want to dance with him as well, you know.
Elizabeth Bennet: I promise I shall not. Even if I wished to, I could not. I have to dance at least the first two with Mr. Collins.
Lydia Bennet: Oh, Lord, yes. He's threatened to dance with us all.
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Mr. Beveridge's Maggot
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