Season 38, Episode 4 Miss Austen Regrets

First Aired: February 3, 2008

Passages from Jane Austen's letters and books spice "Miss Austen Regrets," which dramatizes the final years of her too-short life (1775-1817). Olivia Williams is perfect as free-spirited "spinster" Jane, who comes to terms with the lost loves of her past while advising a niece (Imogen Poots) about potential suitors; and, by chance, discovers a possible match for herself with a young doctor (Jack Huston).The outstanding supporting cast also includes Greta Scacchi as Jane's older sister Cassandra.

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Greta Scacchi Cassandra Austen
Hugh Bonneville Rev. Brook Bridges
Jack Huston Doctor Charles Haden
Pip Torrens Edward Austen-Knight
Olivia Williams Jane Austen
Imogen Poots Fanny Austen-Knight

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