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

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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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