Pride and Prejudice

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Part 6

    Aired 10/6/95

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Part 5

    Aired 9/29/95

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Part 4

    Aired 9/22/95

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Part 3

    Aired 9/15/95

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Part 2

    Aired 9/8/95

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Ehle

    Elizabeth Bennet

  • Colin Firth

    Mr. Darcy

  • Crispin Bonham Carter

    Mr. Bingley

  • Susannah Harker

    Jane Bennet

  • Benjamin Whitrow

    Mr. Bennet

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  • This is the 1995 mini-series of Jane Austen's romantic comedy of upper class life and games of love in early 19th century England. The story revolves around the pretty but sharp-tongued Elizabeth Bennet, whose sharp wit and good sense usually keep her out of mischief and trouble, as she spars with the haughty Fitzwilliam Darcy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's sisters Jane and Lydia have admirers of their own. The mini-series is available on DVD as well as VHS.moreless

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  • Quotes (56)

    • Mr. Bingley: All young ladies are accomplished. They sing, they draw, they dance, speak French and German, cover screens and I know not what. Mr. Darcy: There are not half a dozen who would satisfy my notion of an accomplished woman. Miss Bingley: Oh certainly. No woman can be really esteemed accomplished who does not also possess a certain something in her air. In the manner of walking, in the tone of her voice, her address and expressions. Mr. Darcy: And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading. Elizabeth Bennet: I am no longer surprised at you knowing only six accomplished women, Mr. Darcy. I rather wonder at you knowing any.

    • Elizabeth Bennet: Do you mean he will be (imitating Darcy) "in humour to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men"? Never! (They laugh) Elizabeth Bennet: (imitating Darcy) "She is tolerable, I suppose. Not handsome enough to tempt me." Jane Bennet: It was very wrong of him to speak so. Elizabeth Bennet: Indeed, it was. Capital offence!

    • Miss Bingley: Jane Bennet is a sweet girl. But her mother!

    • Mr. Bingley: Good God, Darcy! I wouldn't be as fastidious as you are for a kingdom.

    • Mr. Darcy: (about Jane) You have been dancing with the only handsome girl in the room. Mr. Bingley: Darcy, she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld! Look, look, there's one of her sisters. She's very pretty, too, and I dare say, very agreeable. Mr. Darcy: She is tolerable, I suppose, but she's not handsome enough to tempt me. Bingley, I'm in no humour to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. Go back to your partner; enjoy her smiles. You're wasting your time with me. (Mr. Darcy's comments are overheard by Elizabeth)

    • Mrs. Bennet: (about Darcy) He has a mighty fortune and a great estate in Derbyshire. Bingley's wealth is nothing to his. (whispering) £10,000 a year, at least! (normal volume) Don't you think he's the handsomest man you've ever seen, girls? Elizabeth Bennet: I wonder if he would be quite so handsome if he was not quite so rich?

    • Mary Bennet: Misfortunes, we are told, are sent to test our fortitude and may often reveal themselves as blessings in disguise.

    • Mrs. Bennet: Oh, you take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion on my poor nerves. Mr. Bennet: You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They've been my old friends these twenty years at least.

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    Notes (11)

    • All exterior and interior scenes featuring Longbourn, the Bennet residence, were shot at Luckington Court in Wiltshire. The Netherfield scenes, Bingley's residence, were all filmed at Edgcote Hall in Banbury, except for the ball.

    • The dancing scene at Lucas Lodge had some difficulty filming. The night before some efficient soul had shined the wood floor to flawless perfection. Unfortunately, this sent the actors skidding across the surface, rather than performing their dance steps. The art department did their best to remove the wax, but when that didn't work someone suggested using cola to strip the wax, according to Polly Maberly. Once applied, the actors stepped back out onto the floor only this time to stick to it.

    • Anna Chancellor, who plays Caroline Bingley, is a descendant of Jane Austen's brother Edward.

    • During the filming of Pride and Prejudice, Susannah Harker was expecting her first child, but this was covered up by flowing dresses and shawls.

    • Susannah Harker's mother, Polly Adams, played the same role in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1967).

    • Before making the series, Colin Firth had never read Pride and Prejudice. However, he was told he was perfect for the role of Darcy and he should audition for it.

    • The exteriors for the town of Meryton were filmed at Lacock Village in Wiltshire. The Netherfield ballroom scenes were filmed at Brocket Hall in Welwyn Garden City.

    • Belton House in Grantham provided the location for Rosings, Lady Catherine de Bourgh's residence. Hunsford Parsonage, the Collins' residence, was a more complicated search. The church needed to match the one attached to Belton House, the parsonage had to be more modest than Longbourne and include gardens for Mr. Collins. Location manager Sam Breckman found the Old Rectory at Teigh, and all scenes were filmed there.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Elizabeth Bennet: For a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. This quote is a rephrased version of the first line of the novel, which is as follows: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

  • Fan Reviews (15)
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  • The best novel adaptation I have ever seen. No need to re-make Pride and Prejudice, people! The BBC version cannot be bested! It captures the heart and soul of the book perfectly and is a must-watch for all.

    By aliceapple, Dec 07, 2009

  • An awe-inspiring portrayal of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"

    By randomfan17, Oct 23, 2010

  • When Andrew Davies decided to make a mini series from Jane Austen novel "Pride and Prejudice", he turned out the best adaptation of the book which has ever been done.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Apr 28, 2010

  • The best dramatization of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" so far and one of the best novel adaptations I`ve seen.

    By eaudra, Apr 22, 2010

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