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Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series 1999– ) Poster

(1999– )

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The lavish production required more than 1,000 costumes and up to 40 hairstyles for each of the leading ladies.
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The madder red and gold print gown Justine Waddell (Molly Gibson) wears walking with Roger at The Towers is the same gown worn by Lynda Bellingham (Mrs. Lupin) at the inn in Martin Chuzzlewit (1994), and by Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) wears to visit the Gowans in Venice in Little Dorrit (2008).
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The plum-colored caped coat and matching hat Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Lady Cumnor) wears to visit the Gibsons is the same costume Claire Skinner (Fanny Dashwood) wears to travel to Norland in Sense & Sensibility (2008). The hat is also worn in Byron (2003) by an extra at the London party where Byron meets Annabella Milbanke.
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The gold v-neckline gown with brown trim worn by a guest at the Easter Ball is the same costume Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet) wears at the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and Samantha Bond (Mrs. Weston) wears when Emma sings with Frank at Randalls in Emma (1996).
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The blue striped dress with long sleeves worn by a guest at the Towers in the opening scene is the same costume worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse) at Hartfield in Emma (1996), and by Mali Harries (Ann Rood) for her wedding in Byron (2003). The same costume is also worn by one of the maids at Chawton Cottage in Miss Austen Regrets (2008).
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The dot-patterned beige muslin day dress with puffy sleeves Barbara Flynn wears at the Towers in the opening scene is the same costume Joanna David (Mrs. Gardiner) wears at the Inn at Lambton in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) wears at Randalls in Emma (1996), and Georgia King (Pet Meagles) wears on the wharf in Little Dorrit (2008).
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The blue and white print gown worn by a guest at the Easter Ball is the same costume worn by Julia Sawalha (Maria) to church in Hornblower: Duty (2003).
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The tan striped gown with teal scallop trim at the hem worn by a guest at the Easter Ball is the same costume worn by Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) in the final scene of Emma (1996), and by Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) to visit Mrs. Merdles in Little Dorrit (2008).
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The white and purple floral print gown Francesca Annis (Mrs. Kirkpatrick) wears at the Towers in the opening scenes is the same costume worn by Emilia Fox (Clara Copperfield) in David Copperfield (1999), and by Michelle Duncan (Charlotte Lucas) while sewing cushions at Longbourn in Lost in Austen (2008).
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Molly Gibson replies to Roger's marriage proposal: "Yes. Yes I will. Yes." This is a direct quote from Molly Bloom's soliloquy in Ulysses by James Joyce, the last line in the book: "Yes I said yes I will Yes." Note that this is the screenwriter's contribution, because Mrs. Gaskell hadn't completed the last chapter.
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