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A winning combination: Pride and Prejudice, P.D. James, and the BBC


PEMBERLEYMrMrsBenn_2767241bAs Austen fans probably already know, the BBC has filmed a mini-series based on P.D. James’s mystery tribute to Pride and Prejudice, Death Comes to Pemberley. (You can read our review of the book here.)

The series airs on PBS beginning on October 26th. Here’s a first look.

Thus far, the reviews are exceedingly favorable.  I suspect this will not be the last of new versions of Austen’s adored novel. (For a fun take on the many version currently out, read this article from A.V. Club.

 

Dabney Grinnan

Move over Mr. Darcy?

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For years, whenever anyone would mention Colin Firth, I would instantly conjure up images of him as Mr. Darcy, in the wonderful BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. This is my perfect version of P&P, and Colin Firth is my image of Mr. Darcy.

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