Sense & sensibility [videorecording] /
by Jane Austen ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Anne Pivcevic ; directed by John Alexander ; BBC, WGBH Boston co-production.
[London] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video Ltd. : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
2 videodiscs (ca. 174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1419864920, 9781419864926
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[London] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video Ltd. : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
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contents note
Disc 1. Sense and sensibility -- disc 2. Miss Austen regrets / written by Gwyneth Hughes ; produced by Anne Pivcevic and Jamie Laurenson ; directed by Jeremy Lovering ; BBC, WGBH Boston co-production (90 min. ; 2008).
credits note
Miss Austen regrets: music, Jennie Muskett ; editor, Luke Dunkley ; director of photography, David Katznelson.
Sense & sensibility: music, Martin Phipps ; editor, Roy Sharman ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt.
general note
Based on the novel by Jane Austen.
Special features: disc 1: cast and crew commentary; interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies; photo gallery. disc 2: radio play: Remembering Jane Austen.
Miss Austen regrets: Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Hugh Bonneville, Phyllida Law, Jack Huston, Adrian Edmondson, Tom Hiddleston, Greta Scacchi.
Sense & sensibility: David Morrissey, Janet McTeer, Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper, Mark Williams, Claire Skinner, Anna Madeley, Daisy Haggard.
Miss Austen regrets: Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen.
Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
language note
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
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Originally broadcast by Masterpiece as a television mini-series in 2008.
technical details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC.

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