Pride and Prejudice
Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, David Bamber, Alison Steadman
Colour 300 minutes
Plot: read the Jane Austen book.
The Jane Austen book is a romance between initially prejudiced Lizzie, and proud aristocratic Darcy, but that is almost a side effect. The book is gripping both as a commentary on Jane Austen's time (now so far from us,) and also on human nature itself which is timeless. This BBC production gives enough time to develop the minor characters so we can see into Austen's world, and revel in her often ascerbic wit.