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The prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote for the sisters without fortune nor connections. Stars Amanda Hale.

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.

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.

Dramatised in two parts by Helen Edmundson.

Elinor ...... Amanda Hale
Marianne ...... Olivia Hallinan
Mrs Dashwood ...... Deborah McAndrew
Colonel Brandon ...... Blake Ritson
Willoughby ...... Ben Lamb
Edward ...... Henry Devas
Sir John ...... Conrad Nelson
Lady Middleton ...... Rosina Carbone
Mrs Jennings ...... Brigit Forsyth
Nancy ...... Victoria Brazier
Lucy ...... Caitlin Thorburn

Musician: Emily Hooker

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 24 Jan 2020 03:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Elinor Amanda Hale
Marianne Olivia Hallinan
Mrs Dashwood Deborah McAndrew
Colonel Brandon Blake Ritson
Willoughby Ben Lamb
Edward Henry Devas
Sir John Conrad Nelson
Lady Middleton Rosina Carbone
Mrs Jennings Brigit Forsyth
Nancy Victoria Brazier
Lucy Caitlin Thorburn
Musician Emily Hooker
Director Nadia Molinari
Producer Nadia Molinari
Adaptor Helen Edmundson
Author Jane Austen

Broadcasts

  • Sun 4 Aug 2013 15:00
  • Sat 10 Aug 2013 21:00
  • Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:00
  • Mon 17 Jul 2017 15:00
  • Tue 18 Jul 2017 03:00
  • Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:00
  • Thu 23 Jan 2020 15:00
  • Fri 24 Jan 2020 03:00