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My Friend Jane

Documentary following Jane Austen's modern-day superfans as they reveal what a vicar's daughter from Hampshire means to them.

Jane Austen may have died 200 years ago but the Pride and Prejudice author's legacy lives on to this day. Prepare to be dazzled and charmed in equal measure by the writer's modern-day superfans - 'Janeites', who live, read and breathe the Regency period - as they reveal what a vicar's daughter from Hampshire means to them. Hold on to your bonnets folks, there's bound to be a Mr Darcy somewhere close by causing hearts to skip a beat.

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Aug 2017 08:00

How to dress like a Jane Austen character

How to dress like a Jane Austen character
It is a truth universally acknowledged that to become a Jane Austen super fan or Janeite, you need to dress in the correct fashions from the period.

But how do you go about turning yourself into a Jane Austen character?

Becoming a Jane Austen fan

Becoming a Jane Austen fan

Sophie Andrews' love of Austen is about escapism, a passion for Regency costumes and a love of Jane’s literary wit and wisdom.

Because of her personal journey with Jane, Sophie has come to regard Jane as her friend.

Austen has been a significant help in Sophie’s life - she feels that she has a strong personal connection with the author. 

Read the feature about superfan Sophie Andrews

Watch the video of Sophie Andrews from BBC News

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer Richard George

Broadcasts

  • Mon 17 Jul 2017 19:00
  • Sat 22 Jul 2017 14:50
  • Wed 9 Aug 2017 08:00