Sense and Sensibility

Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2008 on BBC
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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

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    • QUOTES (11)

      • Marianne: I require so much; I think that I shall never see a man that I can really and truly love.
        Mrs Dashwood: My dear, you're not yet seventeen, it's a little early to despair of finding happiness.

      • Marianne: (Finding out everyone is talking about her and Colonel Brandon as a match) Is that what everybody thinks? How mortifying! Elinor.
        Elinor: You like him Marianne.
        Marianne: Yes, but because he is the only person in the neighbourhood with whom one can have an intelligent conversation. I never thought he meant... Elinor, he's too old!
        Mrs Dashwood: He is 35, Marianne, 5 years younger than I am and I never thought of myself as being quite decrepit.

      • Meg: But I don't want to go for a walk.
        Marianne: Yes you do.
        Meg: This is about Colonel Brandon, isn't it? Don't you like him anymore?
        Marianne: I simply felt an urgent need for fresh air and exercise.

      • Meg: (After finding out Fanny is moving into their home) What will we do? Will we have to live with the gypsies?
        Marianne: I would rather live with the gypsies than share a roof with aunt Fanny, she's an insufferable woman.
        Meg: If she comes to live here, I might even poison her.

      • Edward: These last few weeks have been very happy ones for me.
        Elinor: For me too.
        Edward: In fact, I don't think I've ever been happier.

      • Marianne: Willoughby. Willoughby of Allenham.
        Elinor: Willoughby of Allenham has left some very muddy footprints in the passage.

      • Meg: Marianne, Colonel Brandon's coming.
        Marianne: Come on, Meg, out the back.
        Meg: What for?
        Marianne: A healthy walk.

      • Colonel Brandon: I looked up some music which I though might be of some interest to Miss Marianne.
        Marianne: Thank you. (She looks at the music) I think you over estimate my abilities, sir.
        Colonel Brandon: I think not.

      • Mrs Dashwood: (Living with Fanny at Norland) I am determined to leave this house before the week is out.

      • Sir John Middleton: (To Elinor, Marianne and Meg) We're very pleased to welcome three such pretty girls. I dare say we'll find you all husbands before the year is out, how about that?

      • Elinor: Mama, we need to think very differently now.
        Mrs Dashwood: I suppose you would have us live in a rabbit hutch.

    • NOTES (2)

      • For this episode, the show was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie".

      • Charity Wakefield (Marianne) brought an electric piano and learned to play before filming begun, so in the scenes where she has to play piano, it really is her playing.

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