These acclaimed adaptations of the great Jane Austens novels proved it is possible to produce sharp, entertaining and modern costume dramas - and remain true to the plot, characters and sparkling dialogue of the original novels. Beautifully filmed with great star casts, these adaptations have themselves now become small screen classics.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2009 Special Edition - remastered) - This 1995 series was the definitive telling of Jane Austens story of a seemingly impossible romance and is the most successful TV period drama to date, rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon when released. A classic TV adaptation from the BBC, it features Colin Firth in an unforgettable performance as Mr Darcy.
Special Features include A Turning Point for Period Drama - a 30 minute retrospective documentary, plus a five minute programme explaining the restoration process and Page to Screen, the original Making Of.
SENSE & SENSIBILITY (2008) - David Morrissey and Janet McTeer star in this stylish and enchanting BBC adaptation portraying the story of the spirited Dashwood sisters and the romance with John Willoughby. Special Features include Cast & Crew Commentaries, Interviews with Andrew Davies & Anne Pivcevic and a Picture Gallery.
EMMA (2009) - With a stellar cast, this fresh, funny and perceptive BBC adaptation brings this comic masterpiece about village life, love and self awareness to life. Special Features include a look at Emmas Locations, Emmas Costumes, Emmas Music & Emmas Mr Woodhouse.
PERSUASION (2007) - Superb acting and lavish photography grace this sensitive, subtle, funny and heart-wrenching production of this classic novel about unrequited love.
The Best of Jane Austen