These acclaimed adaptations of the great Jane Austen’s novels proved it is possible to produce sharp, entertaining and modern costume dramas – and remain true to the plot, characters and sparkling dialogue of the original novels. Beautifully filmed with great star casts, these adaptations have themselves now become small screen classics. Pride & Prejudice (2009 Special Edition – frame-by-frame restored)
This 1995 series was the definitive telling of Jane Austen’s story of a seemingly impossible romance. A classic TV adaptation from the BBC, it features Colin Firth in an unforgettable performance as Mr Darcy. Sense & Sensibility (2008)
David Morrissey and Janet McTeer star in this stylish and romantic BBC adaptation portraying the story of the spirited Dashwood sisters and the romance with John Willoughby. Emma (2009)
With a stellar cast, this fresh, funny, and perceptive BBC adaptation brings this comic masterpiece about village life, love and self awareness to life. Persuasion (2007)
Superb acting and lavish photography grace this sensitive, subtle, funny and heart-wrenching ITV production of this classic novel about unrequited love.