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Episode #1.3 

Less than three days after Mr Collins' proposal to her, Elizabeth is shocked to discover that he has been accepted by her best friend, Charlotte Lucas. Elizabeth cannot believe Charlotte ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Langton

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Andrew Davies
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Sawalha ... Lydia Bennet
Polly Maberly ... Kitty Bennet
Jennifer Ehle ... Elizabeth Bennet
Susannah Harker ... Jane Bennet
David Bamber ... Mr Collins
Christopher Benjamin ... Sir William Lucas
Lucy Scott ... Charlotte Lucas
Marlene Sidaway ... Hill, the housekeeper
Anna Chancellor ... Miss Bingley
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Mr Bingley
Colin Firth ... Mr Darcy
Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson ... Mrs Hurst
Emilia Fox ... Georgiana Darcy
David Bark-Jones David Bark-Jones ... Lt. Denny
Roger Barclay ... Capt. Carter
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Storyline

Less than three days after Mr Collins' proposal to her, Elizabeth is shocked to discover that he has been accepted by her best friend, Charlotte Lucas. Elizabeth cannot believe Charlotte can demean herself so, but her friend tells her that she cannot afford to be choosy and Mr Collins is a good catch. The marriage is to be soon, but Charlotte begs her to visit them at Hunsford Parsonage in March. 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:

8 October 1995 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Adrian Lukis (George Wickham) and David Bamber (Mr Collins) also worked together in episode 4.3 Death in Paradise: Damned If You Do... (2015) of Death in Paradise (2011) as Francis Davison and Alan Butler respectively. See more »

Goofs

Lady Catherine notes that the Bennet estate is "entailed on Mr. Collins", "away from the female line", thus signifying that she knows Mr. Bennet cannot have had any sons (because his son would have inherited Longbourne), then a moment later asks Lizzie if she has "any brothers and sisters", rather than, "How many sisters do you have?" See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Bennet: You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy. The mode of your declaration merely spared me any concern I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner. You could not have made me the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it. From the very beginning your manners impressed me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. I had not known you a month before I felt you were the ...
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Dusky Night
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