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The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Episode 5
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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 August 2013

Jane Austen's classic novel dramatised by Helen Edmundson.

Forced to leave their beloved family home after the death of their father, Elinor and Marianne try to make a new life for themselves at Barton Cottage. While Marianne unexpectedly meets the dashing Willoughby who sweeps her off her feet, Elinor has a surprise visit from Edward. But with neither fortune nor connections, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote.

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel is a delightful comedy of manners and a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive. It is an engrossing story of love, money, passion and prudence. Intelligently written, carefully plotted and beautifully detailed. It has been dramatised in two parts by Helen Edmundson whose previous radio dramatisations include Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge; Bennet's Anna of the Five Town's and Woolf's The Voyage Out.


Amanda Hale
Olivia Hallinan
Mrs Dashwood
Deborah McAndrew
Colonel Brandon
Blake Ritson
Ben Lamb
Henry Devas
Sir John
Conrad Nelson
Lady Middleton
Rosina Carbone
Mrs Jennings
Brigit Forsyth
Victoria Brazier
Caitlin Thorburn
Emily Hooker
Nadia Molinari
Nadia Molinari
Helen Edmundson
Jane Austen


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