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Episode 1

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 February 2014

by Jane Austen
Dramatised by Charlotte Jones

Mrs Bennet is determined to get her five daughters married off and secure a future for them all.
And when Mr Bingley a wealthy man arrives in the neighbourhood she wastes no time in making his acquaintance.

Director ..... Sally Avens

Published just over 200 years ago Pride and Prejudice remains one of the Nation's favourite novels; with its intellect and wit it appeals to a broad range of readers. It stands the test of time by dealing with the timeless issues of love, social class, money and mistaken judgements and by having a witty and clever though flawed heroine at its heart. Elizabeth Bennet is a thorough radical for her time and perhaps the first heroine to ask is it possible to have it all?

Pippa Nixon takes on the role of Elizabeth; she received rave reviews for her Rosalind in 'As You Like It' ' a rising young star'.
Jamie Parker (Darcy) has played Henry V at the National and is shortly to portray Hamlet on Radio 4.
Double Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro takes on Mrs Bennet and Toby Jones Mr Collins.

Credits

Narrator
Amanda Root
Elizabeth Bennet
Pippa Nixon
Mrs Bennet
Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet
David Troughton
Jane Bennet
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet
Georgie Fuller
Kitty Bennet
Carys Eleri
Mary Bennet
Rosie Wyatt
Charlotte Lucas
Michelle Terry
Mr Darcy
Jamie Parker
Mr Bingley
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley
Fenella Woolgar
Sir William Lucas
Sean Murray
Mr Denny
Arthur Hughes
Mr Wickham
Joel MacCormack
Director
Sally Avens
Adaptor
Charlotte Jones
Author
Jane Austen

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