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Masterpiece Episode: "Pride and Prejudice"

Season 38, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: The conclusion of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" finds the Bennet family scandalized when Lydia (Julia Sawalha) hightails it to London with Wickham (Adrian Lukis). Also, Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle), reassesses her judgment of Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth); Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) proposes to Jane (Susannah Harker); and Elizabeth argues with Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Barbara Leigh-Hunt). Mrs. Bennet: Alison Steadman. Mr. Bennet: Benjamin Whitrow.
Original Air Date: Jan 16, 1996
Guest Cast Neville Phillips: Fossett Paul Moriarty: Col. Forster Lynn Farleigh: Mrs. Phillips Lucy Scott: Charlotte Lucas Roger Barclay: Capt. Carter Julia Sawalha: Lydia Bennet Lucy Robinson: Mrs. Hurst Bridget Turner: Mrs. Reynolds Colin Firth: Fitzwilliam Darcy Sam Beazley: Vicar Jennifer Ehle: Elizabeth Bennet Anna Chancellor: Caroline Bingley Roy Holder: Hodge Peter Needham: Fencing master Susannah Harker: Jane Bennet Alison Steadman: Mrs. Bennet Crispin Bonham-Carter: Charles Bingley David Bark-Jones: Lt. Denny Andrew Grainger: Ostler Lucy Briers: Mary Bennet Marlene Sidaway: Hill Tim Wylton: Mr. Gardiner Victoria Hamilton: Mrs. Forster Christopher Staines: Lt. Sanderson Emilia Fox: Georgiana Darcy Lucy Davis: Maria Lucas Tom Ward: Lt. Chamberlayne Anthony Calf: Col. Fitzwilliam Adrian Lukis: George Wickham Barbara Leigh-Hunt: Lady Catherine de Bourgh Benjamin Whitrow: Mr. Bennet David Bamber: Mr. Collins Kate O'Malley: Sarah Joanna David: Mrs. Gardiner Christopher Benjamin: William Lucas Rupert Vansittart: Mr. Hurst Norma Streader: Lady Lucas Polly Maberly: Kitty Bennet

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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