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  • 1972
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (608)

"Emma" is a television series that aired in 1972 on BBC One. It is based on the classic novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Doran Godwin stars as the titular character Emma Woodhouse. Emma is a young woman who lives with her widowed father in the English countryside. She is intelligent, charming, and cunning. Emma believes herself to be an excellent matchmaker and enjoys meddling in the romantic lives of those around her. However, her interference often leads to unintended consequences, and she must learn to navigate the complexities of love and relationships.

John Carson plays Mr. Knightley, a close family friend, and frequent critic of Emma's matchmaking schemes. He is level-headed and sensible, serving as a foil to Emma's impulsive nature.

Donald Eccles portrays Emma's father, Mr. Woodhouse, a hypochondriac who is overly concerned with his own health and well-being. Constance Chapman plays Mrs. Weston, a kind-hearted woman who serves as a mother figure to Emma.

Robert East plays Frank Churchill, a charming and mysterious newcomer to town who captures Emma's attention. Ania Marson portrays Jane Fairfax, a reserved but talented young woman who becomes a rival for Frank's affections.

Raymond Adamson plays Mr. Elton, a clergyman who becomes smitten with Emma. Fiona Walker portrays Miss Bates, a talkative and well-meaning spinster who often finds herself at the center of Emma's matchmaking efforts.

John Alkin, Hilda Fenemore, and Mollie Sugden round out the cast as various town residents and acquaintances of Emma.

The series is an excellent adaptation of Austen's beloved novel, capturing the essence of the characters and themes while remaining faithful to the original source material. The costumes and sets are visually stunning, transporting viewers back to early 19th century England.

The performances are top-notch, with Godwin giving a delightful and nuanced portrayal of Emma. Carson's Mr. Knightley is the perfect mix of wit and charm, while Eccles and Chapman provide wonderful supporting performances.

Overall, "Emma" is a delightful and captivating series that is sure to please fans of Jane Austen and period dramas alike.

Emma is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on July 20, 1972.

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A Victorian Romance: Flower
12. A Victorian Romance: Flower
February 7, 2007
Fire breaks out at the Mölders' home, and Emma rushes to help! Meanwhile, William has his hands tied trying to save the family business; today is the last day before the railway project is closed.
A Victorian Romance: Time
11. A Victorian Romance: Time
June 25, 2007
The Viscount's plan was carried out flawlessly, and now the Jones family faces financial ruin. There are only a few days left to save the railway project, and the company itself.
A Victorian Romance: By the Window
10. A Victorian Romance: By the Window
June 18, 2007
William now knows the location of the Mölders house, and of Emma. He heads there with a purpose, but how will Emma react when she sees him?
A Victorian Romance: Resolution
9. A Victorian Romance: Resolution
June 11, 2007
The decision to call off the engagement is slowly breaking the Jones family apart. And to make matters worse, Viscount Campbell has set a terrible scheme into motion...
A Victorian Romance: Whereabouts
8. A Victorian Romance: Whereabouts
June 4, 2007
Distraught at what's happened to the Jones family and blaming herself for it all, Emma runs away. But Hans follows after her, determined to bring her home.
A Victorian Romance: Evening Waves
7. A Victorian Romance: Evening Waves
May 28, 2007
William's decision is made: he's going to call off the engagement. But such harsh actions will have harsh consequences, especially where Viscount Campbell is involved.
A Victorian Romance: Success and Loss
6. A Victorian Romance: Success and Loss
May 21, 2007
William's heart has been thrown into turmoil. In an attempt to calm him, William's mother tells him about her past, along with what happened between her and Richard.
A Victorian Romance: Embrace
5. A Victorian Romance: Embrace
May 14, 2007
Mrs. Trollope asks Emma to join her at her son's engagement party, as an attendant. Mrs. Molders decides that Emma will go, but it's a decision that Emma might soon regret.
A Victorian Romance: Courtship
4. A Victorian Romance: Courtship
May 7, 2007
The Mölders family will soon travel to their house in London. They ordinarily take a few servants along, and Emma is afraid she might be picked for the position.
A Victorian Romance: Cool Rain
3. A Victorian Romance: Cool Rain
April 30, 2007
Emma accompanies Dorothea to visit a mysterious woman known only as "Mrs. Trollope." Meanwhile, William goes to see a play in his ill sister's stead, but a surprise awaits him there...
A Victorian Romance: Moonlight
2. A Victorian Romance: Moonlight
April 23, 2007
William, still recovering from the loss of Emma, receives an invitation from Eleanor to visit the crystal palace. Will he be able to escape the memories that haunt him there?
A Victorian Romance: A New House
1. A Victorian Romance: A New House
April 16, 2007
Emma has traveled to the faraway village of Haworth to start a new life. Now employed by the wealthy Mölders family, she finds herself faced with an eccentric mistress and surrounded by dozens of other servants.
Where to Watch Emma
Emma is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Emma on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    July 20, 1972
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (608)