Sense and Sensibility

BBC (ended 2008)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Upon hearing of Marianne's illness, Willoughby comes to visit, attempting to explain his misconduct and seek forgiveness. Elinor pities him and ultimately shares his story with Marianne, who has a surprising revelation. When the Dashwoods return to Barton, they hear more about the engagement of Lucy Steele and Mr. Ferrar.
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      Episode 6
      After learning from Mr. John Dashwood that Edward has been disinherited because he stood by his engagement to Lucy, Elinor is now as desolate as Marianne. Their unhappy stay in London finally comes to an end. Then, while visiting a family friend's country home, Marianne falls deathly ill.
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      In London, Marianne is anxious to be reunited with her beloved Willoughby, but when she sees him, he cruelly rebuffs her. At the home of Mrs. Ferrars, Elinor is slighted for her honesty while Lucy is favored for showing diplomacy. Later, Lucy is surprised by Edward's sudden arrival, and Edward is astonished to find Lucy with Elinor. Meanwhile, unaware of the secret engagement, Marianne is affectionate to Edward, treating him as the future brother-in-law she believes him to be. At Mrs. Dashwood's, Lucy's elder sister reveals Edward and Lucy's engagement.moreless
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Meanwhile, Anne and Lucy Steele, two recently discovered relations of Lady Middleton's mother, Mrs. Jennings, arrive at Barton Park as guests of the Middletons. Lucy ingratiates herself to Elinor and informs her that she (Lucy) has been secretly engaged to Mr. Ferrars for a whole year. Elinor initially assumes that Lucy is referring to Edward's younger brother, Robert, but is shocked and pained to learn that Lucy is actually referring to her own beloved Edward.moreless
    • Part 3
      Part 3
      Episode 3
      Elinor learns that Edward is engaged to Lucy Steele, while Marianne discovers the full extent of Willoughy's betrayal from Colonel Brandon and it leaves her in a downward spiral and her health takes a turn for the worse.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      John Willoughby openly and unabashedly courts Marianne, much to war hero Colonel Brandon's disliking since he too has fallen in love with Marianne. The handsome young man and the emotionally charged sister flaunt their attachment to one another until Willoughby suddenly announces that he must depart for London on business, leaving Marianne bewildered and desolate.moreless
    • Part 2
      Part 2
      Episode 2
      Marianne and Willoughby find themselves falling in love while Colonel Brandon is called away on urgent business. Elinor is relieved when Edward comes to visit, but his strange behaviour leaves her confused. When Willoughby announces that he has to leave, Marianne waits for the day that she can go and visit him, but her world soon comes crashing down around her.moreless
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      After leaving John and Fanny, the Dashwoods move to a small but comfortable Barton Cottage. Meanwhile, Marianne cannot understand Elinor's philosophical acceptance of their new lives as her own heart is breaking for their beloved house at Norwood. However, the family tries to appear happy for each other's sake.
    • Part 1
      Part 1
      Episode 1
      Following the death of Mr Dashwood, his wife and three daughters - Elinor, Marianne and Margret - are forced by money constraints to move to a small cottage in Devonshire. While Elinor is attached to Edward Ferrars, who has promised to visit her, Marianne attracts the attention of older Colonel Brandon and rogue Willoughby.moreless
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Although the half-brother of Elinor, Marianne, and the younger Margaret promised to care for his half-sisters, his wife convinces him he bears no financial obligation. Mr. And Mrs. John Dashwood take over the residence in Norland, leaving Mrs. Henry Dashwood and her daughters to feel like guests in their own home.moreless