Masterpiece Episodes

1971, TV Show

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 Anthony Calf: Col. Fitzwilliam Bridget Turner: Mrs. Reynolds David Bark-Jones: Lt. Denny Lucy Scott: Charlotte Lucas Tom Ward: Lt. Chamberlayne David Bamber: Mr. Collins Jennifer Ehle: Elizabeth Bennet Norma Streader: Lady Lucas Emilia Fox: Georgiana Darcy Lucy Robinson: Mrs. Hurst Lynn Farleigh: Mrs. Phillips Peter Needham: Fencing master Victoria Hamilton: Mrs. Forster Benjamin Whitrow: Mr. Bennet Christopher Staines: Lt. Sanderson Andrew Grainger: Ostler Barbara Leigh-Hunt: Lady Catherine de Bourgh Adrian Lukis: George Wickham Tim Wylton: Mr. Gardiner Colin Firth: Fitzwilliam Darcy Julia Sawalha: Lydia Bennet Susannah Harker: Jane Bennet Paul Moriarty: Col. Forster Crispin Bonham-Carter: Charles Bingley Sam Beazley: Vicar Joanna David: Mrs. Gardiner Anna Chancellor: Caroline Bingley Kate O'Malley: Sarah Roger Barclay: Capt. Carter Roy Holder: Hodge Polly Maberly: Kitty Bennet Lucy Briers: Mary Bennet Lucy Davis: Maria Lucas Alison Steadman: Mrs. Bennet Neville Phillips: Fossett Marlene Sidaway: Hill Rupert Vansittart: Mr. Hurst Christopher Benjamin: William Lucas

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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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