Pride and Prejudice: Season 1 (1995)


Season 1
Pride and Prejudice

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Colin Firth iconically smolders with agonizing Pride as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle embodies the tempestuous Prejudice of Elizabeth Bennet in this lovingly rendered - and arguably definitive -- adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.

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Air date: Sep 24, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. Colin Firth sets the female viewing nation's hearts racing in the much-loved dramatisation of Jane Austen's classic story of social mores. Jennifer Ehle also stars.

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Air date: Oct 1, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. Brilliant dramatisation of Jane Austen's novel, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Mr Bennet's estranged cousin, Mr Collins, writes to announce his imminent visit.

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Air date: Oct 8, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. Colin Firth stars in the classic adaptation of Jane Austen's tale of social mores. Elizabeth receives an astounding piece of news and Jane's sweet nature is put to the test.

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Air date: Oct 15, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. Oscar-winner Colin Firth stars in the acclaimed dramatisation of Jane Austen's classic. Rejected by Elizabeth, Darcy writes to her, revealing the truth about Wickham.

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Air date: Oct 22, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle star in the much-loved dramatisation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Elizabeth receives a piece of distressing news from Longbourn.

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Air date: Oct 29, 1995

Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Benjamin Whitrow, Susannah Harker. A stellar cast, including Alison Steadman, star in the final instalment of Jane Austen's classic tale. Mrs Bennet is ecstatic to have one of her daughters married at last.

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Adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece about a young woman's rocky romance with a haughty gentleman.

Critic Reviews for Pride and Prejudice Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

The acting is uniformly flawless. Jennifer Ehle, a stage thespian with minimal film experience, is enchanting as Lizzie.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

[Colin Firth's] Darcy, regal rigidity irresistibly crumpled at the feet of our zingy heroine, is the stuff of a girl's romantic dreams, right up there with horses and Paris in the spring.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

As far as TV adaptations of literary classics go, this is probably as good as it gets.

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As agreeable a manner in which to pass 55 minutes as can be imagined, at least in polite society.

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It's distinguished by a beautifully crafted combination of elements, from the combustible chemistry between Ehle and Firth, to Davies' lively script, Simon Langton's fluid direction and Carl Davis's jauntily rippling score.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This reader will never again be able to open the pages of Pride and Prejudice without picturing the actors in this unforgettable television production.

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At six hours, this BBC adaptation is a good deal more thorough than necessary... But Colin Firth is magnificent as her beau, haughty, mercurial Mr. Darcy. And there are flashes of Austen's heartbreakingly accurate wit.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A show that fails to rise even to the height of expectations this soapy is a show in serious trouble, and when Elizabeth and Darcy are off the screen, there is not much else to entertain us.

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A charming, literate series full of characters that are believable in the story's period setting, but which also have relevance in the modern world.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Colin Firth is Mr Darcy -- cool, arrogant, cruel and a bit sexy. Yes, he takes an impromptu swim in his blouson and breeches and emerges, dripping, into the melting hearts of millions of sighing women.

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Deeply comforting on an aesthetic level. At six hours, it's the perfect length to occupy a rainy weekend or a day sick at home, and its narrative unfolds at a steady, inexorable pace, as gracefully as the formation dances in the ball scenes.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It would be hard to find a more pleasant way to spend an afternoon than with the BBC's production of Pride and Prejudice.

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Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice: Season 1

  • Jan 05, 2021
    A very faithful adaptation of the source book, but with a brilliant execution adding some material that gives more dimention to the story, and delivering some lines hilariously.
  • Apr 01, 2019
    Simply the best of many adaptations of one of the great works of English literature.
  • Mar 19, 2019
    The best version of Pride and Prejudice there is!
  • Mar 09, 2019
    While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy. This co-production between the BBC and the American cable channel A&E is still considered by Jane Austen fans to be the definitive adaptation of Austen's most famous novel and her work in general. Colin Firth, who perfectly captured the character's aristocratic refinedness, his shyness and sense of decorum that come across as apparent stuffiness and disdain, and his underlying passion, all at the same time. He perfectly blends all these different traits and is utterly convincing in portraying the outward stiffness as a simple facade for the strong emotions and character underneath, rather than simply being stiff and wooden. His looks, and especially his eyes, say so much of the complexity of his character and his feelings with subtle expressions. Similarly Jennifer Ehle excellently portrays Lizzie, showing her to be tender, witty, thoughtful, occasionally prone to strong judgments without all the information, yet trying to grapple with different feelings as her involvement with Darcy. The others are great, too, but there is no point in listing them all. The bottom line is that I find it hard to beat this production, which is utterly gripping and keeps anyone interested in these stories completely entranced the whole way through.Doing justice to Jane Austen.
  • Aug 25, 2018
    My absolute favourite! I’m surprised that there aren’t thousands of 5 star reviews on here the cast is perfection and their acting is amazing,mrs Bennett may come off as over the top but it still works. I like it much better than any other version you can’t help but become invested in the characters and in my brain that is a good story make.
  • Jun 04, 2018
    This is the greatest movie adaptation of the book i have watched
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Amazing Classic Period Drama
  • Mar 04, 2017
    Love love love this version so much.
  • Sep 26, 2016
    This is much easier to understand than the book and I loved the lush settings and greenery.
  • Sep 02, 2016
    One of the most fabulous series ever!

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