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Death Comes to Pemberley 

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 3 episodes, 2013
Oliver Maltman ...  George Pratt 3 episodes, 2013
Tom Raven Tom Raven ...  Constable Mason 3 episodes, 2013
Olly Rix ...  Cartwright / ... 3 episodes, 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
Robin Bowerman Robin Bowerman ...  Buckle 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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

26 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Murder at Pemberley See more »

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Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire estate where the Pemberley exteriors were filmed for this mini-series, also "played" Pemberley's exteriors for the 2005 film version of Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley. See more »

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Loved it spite of the bad bits
12 December 2014 | by mmsbkSee all my reviews

First , I do have to agree with reviewers who noted anachronisms of language and highly unlikely behaviours - Georgiana falling to her knees crying in front of male servants in the public rooms being one of the most obvious. I do not believe for a moment in the central premise that Darcy and family would be cast into Outer Darkness socially because his brother-in-law was a criminal. Gossiped about undoubtedly, but bad apples among the aristocracy are hardly uncommon now or then.

I feel also critical of the costuming and general appearance of Elizabeth , it become clear at the end as to why she might have looked tired but why she should be so badly dressed is beyond me . One coat-like garment resembles nothing so much as a hessian bag and she appears to only wear two plain dresses for weeks on end. Georgiana seems to have only one - though it is a nicer one . And Elizabeth's hair seem so be permanently dishevelled for no good reason. While I'm carping , I also have to say I don't understand why there appears to be almost no upper servants in the vast edifice of Pemberley. Such an establishment would have a steward and/or butler, several footmen and under-footmen and Mrs Reynolds would have many maids under her . Ah well, no matter really I guess.

On the plus side, I thought all the acting was great , especially the female cast. Lydia was beautifully cast and played, as was Lady Catherine and Mrs Bennett . I wish they could have had bigger roles in fact . So, in spite of the above mentioned criticisms, I have to say it was a very watchable period drama and , actually, much more fun than the the book . I like PD James very much , but this was NOT her best work and frankly rather a tedious dry read .


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