Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sense & Sensibility (1971)

Sense and Sensibility
A very old adaptation but one with an fairly complete script and some well cast actors.

Summary: Never before aired in the US, this classic 1971 BBC miniseries about two sisters with two very different approaches to love is now available on DVD. Marianne and Elinor Dashwood find themselves in a perilous position then their father passes away, leaving them, their mother and younger sisters destitute and forced to find a new home. Marianne soon falls in love with the dashing Willoughby, who literally sweeps her off her feet but harbors a few secrets. Meanwhile Elinor nurses a private passion for Edward Ferrars and struggles with hope and disappointment on her own. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find happiness with the ones they love?

Script: Denis Constanduros
Directed by: David Giles
Produced by: Martin Lisemore
Length: Approximately 45 minutes (4 episodes)
Release Date: 9 January 1971
Make Up Designers: Ann Ferriggi
Costume Designer: Charles Knode

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Joanna David as Elinor Dashwood

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Ciaran Madden as Marianne Dashwood

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Isabel Dean as Mrs. Dashwood

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Robin Ellis as Edward Ferrars

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Clive Francis as John Willoughby

Richard Owens as Colonel Brandon

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Patricia Routledge as Mrs. Jennings

Kay Gallie as Fanny Dashwood

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Milton Johns as John Dashwood

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Frances Cuka as Lucy Steele

Maggie Jones as Nancy Steele
Michael Aldridge as Sir John Middleton
Sheila Ballantine as Lady Middleton
Esme Church as Mary
Jo Kendall as Charlotte Palmer
Peter Laird as Rodgers
David Strong as Palmer
David Belcher as Robert Ferrars
Mischa De La Motte as Master of Ceremonies
Clifford Parrish as Doctor Harris

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