Like all of these older adaptations, it is not particularly beautiful, but this one at least has outdoor scenes. It consists of 7 episodes – each 30 minutes long – and it is quite faithful to the novel (they do get rid of Margaret Dashwood).
I thought Irene Richard’s Elinor was great, but Tracy Childs over-enunciated as Marianne (she had obviously had elocution lessons).
Robert Swann was a great Colonel Brandon, but Alan Rickman is always going to be the definitive Colonel Brandon.
This was a good adaptation, but there is better available now. It is probably only for the die-hard Jane Austen fans.
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