Death Comes to Pemberley: Season 1 (2013)


Critic Consensus: It doesn't benefit from begging comparisons to more established examples of the genre, but Death Comes to Pemberley still offers enough entertainment for period murder-mystery fans.


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Air date: Oct 26, 2014
Air date: Nov 2, 2014

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Critic Reviews for Death Comes to Pemberley Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

Before the plot gathers steam, the glorious details of the Pemberley household are given loving attention in this BBC production, both upstairs amid the paintings and gorgeous sitting rooms and libraries, and downstairs in the busy kitchen.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Even if this isn't precisely the sequel to Pride and Prejudice we might have wanted, it's better than no sequel at all.

Oct 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The miniseries gets the Austen part just right. There have probably been too many straightforward movie and TV adaptations of her novels. Death Comes to Pemberley is a refreshing break from plain Jane.

Oct 24, 2014 | Full Review…
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I am sorry to report that the two-part Death Comes to Pemberley... is thoroughly and frustratingly middling.

Oct 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The BBC's three-parter, Death Comes To Pemberley, a sort of sequel to Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, was rather fun until death did come to Pemberley, at which point it became a murder mystery, and possibly a little less fun...

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A devilishly good whodunit by P.D. James that is a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Oct 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Death Comes to Pemberley, a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by P.D. James, is a worthy addition to Austen's original and the BBC adaptation makes that case wonderfully.

Oct 28, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

[The miniseries] takes the beloved characters of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, vaults them a few years forward into what seemed destined to be a happily-ever-after future, and then drops them smack-dab into the middle of a gripping murder-mystery tale.

Oct 27, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a fabulous mashup.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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[It] has the extra advantage of being perfectly cast and extremely entertaining, even for those who might need a Jane Austen refresher course.

Oct 23, 2014 | Full Review…
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