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.
Back by popular demand, Austen fans can once again enjoy "Persuasion," one of the highest-rated programs from "The Complete Jane Austen" series when it aired originally on KUED-Channel 7. The program encores Sunday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
In "Persuasion," Sally Hawkins ("Little Britain") appears as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood at age 27, after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones, "Casanova"). Then chance brings them together again. While her better days are past, his are definitely ahead as he's now rich and free to play the field among eligible young beauties. Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") co-stars as Anne's spendthrift father.
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