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

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 Jul 2017 03:00

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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


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