Aired Sunday January 13th, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Masterpiece: "The Complete Jane Austen"
How many ways can a young woman find true love amid the dinner parties, balls, carriage rides, picnics and other picturesque opportunities to meet the opposite sex in turn-of-the-19th-century England? There are six transcendently satisfying scenarios, as told in a half-dozen enchanting novels by Jane Austen - one of the most beloved writers in all of literature.
For the first time on television, Austen fans can now sit down to a weekly feast of all of her immortal plots, presented by MASTERPIECE (formerly called MASTERPIECE THEATRE®) over the course of four months in beautifully acted, lavishly set and gorgeously costumed adaptations. As a bonus, viewers will be treated to a new drama based on Austen's own bittersweet love life.
"The Complete Jane Austen," beginning Sunday, January 13, at 8 p.m. on KUED-Channel 7, features all-new productions of "Persuasion," "Northanger Abbey," "Mansfield Park" and "Sense and Sensibility." The lineup also includes the acclaimed "Emma," starring Kate Beckinsale, the Emmy Award-winning "Pride and Prejudice" that made Colin Firth a leading man, and the new biopic, "Miss Austen Regrets."
Four of the titles - "Emma," "Northanger Abbey," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" - were adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies, whose "Bleak House" on MASTERPIECE was one of the most highly praised television dramas of 2006.
Watch for two more episodes coming in February: "Miss Austen Regrets" and "Pride and Prejudice."
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