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Title Pride And Prejudice: Ep 3 Of 6 / Director: Langton, Simon
Published Australia : ABC2, 1995
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Summary Shortly after Mr Collins (David Bamber) proposes to her, Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) is shocked to discover that he has offered his hand to her best friend, Charlotte Lucas, (Lucy Scott) and been accepted. Elizabeth cannot believe Charlotte can demean herself so, but she cannot afford to be choosy as Mr Collins is a good catch. The marriage is to be soon, but Charlotte begs Elizabeth to visit them at Hunsford Parsonage.Shortly after, Jane Bennet (Susannah Harker) receives a letter from Miss Bingley (Anna Chancellor) and the whole Netherfield party leaves for London, with no intention of returning. Mrs Bennet (Alison Steadman) laments loudly and tactlessly that she was so sure that Mr Bingley (Crispin Bonham Carter) was going to propose, rubbing salt into Jane's raw wound of desolation. Seeing how hurt and lovesick Jane really is, Lizzy suggests that her sister pays a visit to their aunt and uncle in London.Nearing Christmas, Mr and Mrs Gardiner (Mrs Bennet's brother and sister-in-law) arrive from London for a seasonal visit. They all attend a Christmas party at Colonel Philips' house in Meryton. Wickham (Adrian Lukis) is there and Elizabeth finds herself increasingly attracted to him. Jane, meanwhile, is still hurt and trying hard not to show she is still pining for Mr Bingley. Lizzy raises her spirits by suggesting that she accompanies their aunt and uncle back to London. Although Jane calls to see Miss Bingley, Mr Bingley is not there and Miss Bingley makes it very clear that she is not Jane's friend.After a quiet winter, March arrives. Wickham is now courting Miss King and her fortune of #10,000. He calls on Elizabeth before she leaves to visit Charlotte. She is disappointed in him but understands and they part as friends. Life at the parsonage is much as she expects, with Charlotte spending as little time as possible with her new husband. They are all invited to Rosings Park, where Elizabeth is delighted to find Darcy's (Colin Firth) formidable aunt to be an imperious, proud woman and the girl she has obviously lined up to be his bride a wan mouse with no spirit. For her part, Lady Catherine (Barbara Leigh Hunt) is astonished by Elizabeth's intelligent and direct repartee.The visit to Hunsford passes quietly until, unexpectedly, Mr Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam, his cousin, arrive at Rosings to visit their aunt. One day, Elizabeth meets Colonel Fitzwilliam during a walk in the woods. Not knowing the exact history, he tells her that Darcy congratulated himself for having recently saved his friend Bingley from a most imprudent marriage. Realising that Darcy is responsible for Jane's unhappiness, she furiously heads back to the parsonage.That evening, Elizabeth pleads a headache as an excuse not to visit Rosings and is brooding alone at the parsonage when she is interrupted by Darcy. He has been fighting a losing battle over his feelings for Elizabeth, but now is the worse possible time to propose...PRODUCTION DETAILS:Screenplay: Andrew Davies. Executive producer: Michael WearingA BBC TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network
Event Broadcast 2009-12-27 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Domestic tragedies (Drama)
Man-woman relationships.
Young women -- Conduct of life.
Young women -- Psychology.
Form Streaming video
Author Langton, Simon, director