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

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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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