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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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Did You Know?

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

When Lizzy is outside the Collinses' house, they pan back to Charlotte at one point and you can faintly hear what sounds like a phone ringing, but it is actually a bird song; there are many such instances in the film. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Lucas: Mr. Collins tends the gardens himself and spends a good part of every day in them.
Elizabeth Bennet: The exercise must be beneficial.
Charlotte Lucas: Indeed it is. I encourage him to be in his garden as often as possible. Then he has to walk to Rosings nearly every day
Elizabeth Bennet: So often? Is that necessary?
Charlotte Lucas: Perhaps not, but I admit I encourage him in that also. And when he is in the house, he is mostly in his book room which affords a good view of the road whenever Lady Catherine's carriage should drive by.
Elizabeth Bennet: And you prefer to sit in this ...
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