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Sense and Sensibility 

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Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Irene Richard ...  Elinor Dashwood 7 episodes, 1981
Tracey Childs ...  Marianne Dashwood 7 episodes, 1981
Annie Leon ...  Mrs. Jennings 7 episodes, 1981
Robert Swann Robert Swann ...  Colonel Brandon 6 episodes, 1981
Donald Douglas ...  Sir John Middleton 5 episodes, 1981
Marjorie Bland Marjorie Bland ...  Lady Middleton 5 episodes, 1981
Bosco Hogan ...  Edward Ferrars 5 episodes, 1981
Peter Woodward ...  John Willoughby 4 episodes, 1981
John Owens ...  Tom 4 episodes, 1981
Gina Rowe Gina Rowe ...  Susan 4 episodes, 1981
Diana Fairfax ...  Mrs. Dashwood 4 episodes, 1981
Peter Gale Peter Gale ...  John Dashwood 3 episodes, 1981
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The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, must search for a new house with their mother; their former home and the majority of the money having been inherited by their half-brother at the passing of their father. The family is given the lease of a cottage by a kind cousin. Disciplined and restrained Elinor forms an attachment to quiet Edward Ferrars, while her impetuous and emotional sister Marianne falls for dashing John Willoughby. However, the Dashwoods' lack of fortune and the strict social structure of 18th century England affects the marriage prospects of both sisters. Written by L. Hamre

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

1 February 1981 (UK) See more »

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Sense and Sensibility See more »

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| (7 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Filmed in Devon over a particularly wet summer. Most of the scenes that take place in the rain were naturally occurring. See more »

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The fine mesh diffusing filter is very clearly visible in many exterior and interior scenes - it is very distracting. See more »

Quotes

Fanny Dashwood: Edward, don't stand there like a dummy.
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Version of Sense and Sensibility (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Good elements but not great
2 May 2011 | by marspeachSee all my reviews

I was not very fond of it originally but I found I actually liked it a lot more seeing it again so soon after the 1971 version. The two share the same screenwriter, who seems to have lifted a lot from the 1971 to use again in this version. Many scenes are virtually identical, or very close. Margaret was cut yet again but other than that it followed the book more closely than 1971. It lacked all the wacky 70s costumes and hairstyles that made the earlier one so crazy and seemed much more understated to me. Part of this also has to do with the acting, much of which was more low-key. Some of the casting was better, some was worse…It's up to you to decide which you prefer!


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