Get ready. Get the tea brewing. Get snuggly. "The Complete Jane Austen" with Masterpiece Theatre on Sunday evenings-- With six books (four new, brand spanking NEW renderings--namely Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility!) From the schedule:
Jan. 13 Persuasion
Sally Hawkins appears as Anne Elliot, a woman destined for spinsterhood after a proposal eight years earlier. Then her spurned suitor reappears.
Jan 20 Northanger Abbey
In a medieval house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies, romance addict Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones) begins a relationship with the younger son of the estate.
Jan 27 Mansfield Park
After being sent to live at Mansfield Park, Fanny Price (Billie Piper) navigates a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among its occupants.
Feb 3 Miss Austen Regrets
Courtship she knew well; only the last act eluded her. A film biography that dramatizes Jane Austen’s lost loves.
Feb 10, 17 & 24 Pride and Prejudice
Colin Firth is Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle is Elizabeth Bennet in the definitive adaptation of the most-loved of all Austen novels.
March 23 Emma
Kate Beckinsale stars in the title role as the tireless matchmaker who professes no interest in matrimony for herself, only for her orphaned protégée, Harriet Smith (Samantha Morton).
March 30 & April 6 Sense and Sensibility
Though poor, levelheaded Elinor Dashwood (Hattie Morahan) and her impulsive sister Marianne (Charity Wakefield) attract a trio of promising gentlemen.