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Episode 1

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Mar 2014 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
NarratorAmanda Root
Elizabeth BennetPippa Nixon
Mrs BennetSamantha Spiro
Mr BennetDavid Troughton
Jane BennetLydia Wilson
Lydia BennetGeorgie Fuller
Kitty BennetCarys Eleri
Mary BennetRosie Wyatt
Charlotte LucasMichelle Terry
Mr DarcyJamie Parker
Mr BingleyJoshua Maguire
Miss BingleyFenella Woolgar
Sir William LucasSean Murray
Mr DennyArthur Hughes
Mr WickhamJoel MacCormack
DirectorSally Avens
AdaptorCharlotte Jones
AuthorJane Austen

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