Jane Eyre

Episode 1

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/24/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Jane Eyre, an orphan, is first raised in the household of her Aunt Mrs Reed. She is then sent to Lowood school, where she remains until she is 19. She is then appointed governess at Thornfield Hall by the absent owner Edward Rochester. One day she is out walking when she has a narrow miss with a horse, which throws its rider. She later discovers that he was her employer. Thornfield Hall has a secret and it seems that Grace Poole, the laundrywoman has a constant eye on Jane. One night disturbed by a strange laugh, Jane follows a noise to Mr Rochester's room. Here she finds his bed drapes in flames, and him in grave danger.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nicholas Clayton


  • Bethany Gill

    Eliza Reed

  • Hugo Heathcote

    French Officer

  • Ruth Wilson

    Jane Eyre

  • Toby Stephens

    Edward Rochester

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  • Quotes (3)

    • Adelle Can I go with you, Mr.Rochester? When you set off on your travels once more? I will always wear my best dress, and everyone will think I'm pretty. Mr.Rochester: Yes. But if they see you for the shallow little creature that you are, no more substance than one of those meringue over there, well, then they will find you disgusting my little parisienne.

    • Jane Eyre: I beg your pardon, sir. I did not ask your permission to read the books. Mr.Rochester: Permission? To read the books? You're a thinking, intelligent woman, aren't you? Why ever would you need to ask permission? Who else is to read them? Adelle? Mrs. Fairfax? I'm more likely to come in and see Pilot pouring over the flora and fauna of the South American flatlands.

    • Mr.Rochester: Adelle tells me that you play the piano brilliantly. Jane Eyre: I play a little, sir. Mr.Rochester: Of course, a little, that's what they all say. Go over there and play. Jane Eyre: (Walks over to the piano and begins playing) Mr.Rochester: Enough! Yes, you are right. You do play a little.

    Notes (5)

    • This series received a 2007 BAFTA nomination for Best Produuction Design (Grenville Horner)

    • This series received a 2007 BAFTA nomination for Best Original TV Music (Robert Lane)

    • Ruth Wilson was nominated for a 2007 BAFTA for Best Actress in this series

    • This series won a BAFTA in 2007 for Best Make-up and Hair Design for Anne Oldham.

    • Thornfield Hall is "played" by Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. This is not the first time Haddon Hall has been used as Thornfield; it was also used in the 1996 theatrical version of the novel.

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