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