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The Bennets are expecting a visitor - Mr Bennet's clergyman cousin, who will inherit the estate in the absence of any direct male heirs. Mr Collins is coming to Longbourn with the intention... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Langton

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Andrew Davies
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ehle ... Elizabeth Bennet
Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Bennet
Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Bennet
Susannah Harker ... Jane Bennet
Julia Sawalha ... Lydia Bennet
Polly Maberly ... Kitty Bennet
Lucy Briers Lucy Briers ... Mary Bennet
David Bamber ... Mr Collins
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Nadia Chambers Nadia Chambers ... Miss Anne de Bourgh
Harriet Eastcott Harriet Eastcott ... Mrs Jenkinson
Annabel Taylor Annabel Taylor ... Maggie, the maid
David Bark-Jones David Bark-Jones ... Lt. Denny
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Lt. Wickham
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Mr Bingley
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Storyline

The Bennets are expecting a visitor - Mr Bennet's clergyman cousin, who will inherit the estate in the absence of any direct male heirs. Mr Collins is coming to Longbourn with the intention of healing the rift between his branch of the family and the Bennets. Though Mrs Bennet cannot help thinking he has come to check over the place, he arrives with the best of intentions. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adrian Lukis (George Wickham) and David Bamber (Mr Collins) also worked together in episode 4.3 Death in Paradise: Damned If You Do... (2015) of Death in Paradise (2011) as Francis Davison and Alan Butler respectively. See more »

Goofs

The tune to which God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is sung at the Phillips' party wasn't published until 1833, 20 years after Pride and Prejudice and perhaps thirty after the intended setting of the novel. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Lucas: [discussing Mr. Collins] Perhaps I should invite him to dine with us this evening.
Lydia Bennet: Aye, do, do. Take him away and feed him, for he's been in high dudgeon all morning.
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Soundtracks

Ombra mai fù
(uncredited)
from "Xerxes"
Composed by George Frideric Handel
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