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Jane Austen

Jane Austen is set to appear on the new £10 note in 2017. Samira Ahmed finds out how money dominates Austen's novels and about Sanditon, her unfinished manuscript.

Samira Ahmed celebrates the life and work of Jane Austen, ahead of the 200th anniversary of her death.

As Jane Austen's portrait is chosen for the new £10 note, Samira Ahmed explores how money dominates her novels, visiting her home at Chawton in Hampshire.

John Mullan and Viv Groskop choose the best and worst Austen screen adaptations.

Plus, as Austen's final and unfinished novel Sanditon is being turned into a film, Samira talks to adaptor Simon Reade and Emma Clery, writer of Jane Austen - The Banker's Sister.

Presenter : Samira Ahmed

Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes

Main picture shows Jane Austen by Cassandra Austen, circa 1810

© National Portrait Gallery, London

This portrait is part of the collection at the National Portrait Gallery 

Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum Chawton, Hampshire

Jane Austen - A celebration of her life in Hampshire

Jane Austen, A Life in Hampshire


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest John Mullan
Interviewed Guest Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest Emma Clery
Interviewed Guest Simon Reade
Interviewed Guest Mary Guyatt
Interviewed Guest Louise West
Producer Dymphna Flynn
Producer Marilyn Rust




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