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

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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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