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Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Austens story of the Dashwood sisters and a romance with John Willoughby is a familiar one (and it was realised quite brilliantly in Ang Lees film adaptation in 1996), and so its left to the super cast and terrific production values to convince audiences to dip into Sense & Sensibility again. Fortunately, the production delivers with consummate ease.
Much of the credit for Sense & Sensibilitys success lies in its excellent cast. David Morrissey, Mark Williams, Janet McTeer and Charity Wakefield are among the many strong performers, and theyre matched by equally impressive work behind the camera too. Theres an argument whether it manages to eclipse the 1996 filmed version (for which Emma Thompson took home an Oscar), but its perhaps to best see them as companion pieces. And truthfully, youre not going to be disappointed with either. Because once again, the BBC has brought further life to a tale told many times before, and its production of Sense & Sensibility is set to be enjoyed for many years to come. --Jon Foster
Definitely underrated mini series. Excellent casting, brilliant acting. Really enjoyable adaption. One of my favourites.Published 1 day ago by Nicola
Impossible to watch because the actors' speech was not synchronised with their lips. Watched the Emma Thompson version instead, which was great.Published 17 days ago by Scribbler
This series was really well made and acted. Although my favourite adaptation will always be the Emma Thompson movie version, this was great.Published 29 days ago by MiniMe
Quite a good, well acted, by and large,of this BBC version of the classic story from the pen of Jane Austen, adapted by Andrew Davies for Television and made in 2008. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr M Bradshaw.
Bought as a gift for my mother-in-law who couldn't wait to sit down and watch it - chuffed to bitsPublished 2 months ago by Shelby88
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