Pride and Prejudice

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  • TV-PG
  • 1980
  • 1 Season
  • 8.8  (91,396)

Pride and Prejudice is a classic BBC drama based on the novel by Jane Austen. The show, which first aired in 1995, stars Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as the iconic romantic leads, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet and her family, who live in the English countryside during the Regency period. When a wealthy bachelor named Mr. Bingley moves into the neighborhood, Mrs. Bennet is determined to marry off one of her five daughters to him. However, when the proud and aloof Mr. Darcy accompanies Mr. Bingley, Elizabeth begins to form a strong dislike for him.

Despite her initial prejudice, Elizabeth finds herself gradually falling in love with Mr. Darcy, thanks in part to his many acts of kindness towards her and her family. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's sister Jane falls in love with Mr. Bingley, but their romance is threatened by the machinations of Bingley's snobbish sister and his friend Mr. Darcy.

Throughout the show, we see the complexity of society during this period, with characters from all walks of life working to juggle the expectations of their families and the pressures of society. The brilliant ensemble cast includes Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet, Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet, and Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet, among many others.

The chemistry between Ehle and Firth is palpable, with many memorable scenes between the two actors that have become iconic in their own right. However, the show's success is due to more than just its romantic storyline. The characters are complex and multifaceted, with each of the Bennet sisters struggling to find their own paths in life despite the expectations of society.

The show also explores the themes of class and gender inequality in Regency England, with characters like Charlotte Lucas (played by Lucy Scott) forced to make difficult choices in order to secure their futures. Despite the show's period setting, these themes still resonate today, making Pride and Prejudice a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences.

The production values of the show are excellent, with beautiful costume design and stunning locations that capture the beauty of the English countryside. The show's music, composed by Carl Davis, is also a standout, with a beautiful score that complements the romantic tone of the story.

Overall, Pride and Prejudice is a must-watch for fans of period dramas, romance, or literature in general. With its iconic performances, memorable characters, and timeless themes, this BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel is a true masterpiece that has stood the test of time.

Pride and Prejudice is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 1980.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 29, 1995
After Lydia is married, she and Wickham come to Longbourn for a visit before joining Wickham's new regiment in the North. She is as silly as ever and very proud of her success in catching Wickham, even offering to get husbands for her sisters. But she accidentally lets slip that Darcy was at her wedding. Elizabeth writes to Mrs Gardiner for an explanation.
Pride and Prejudice Episode 5
5. Pride and Prejudice Episode 5
February 10, 1980
Elizabeth visits Pemberley and encounters Mr. Darcy who treats her with kindness, and she begins to regret lost opportunities. Then Elizabeth learns that one of her younger sisters has taken up with the very soldier who misled her and the rest of her family about Mr. Darcy. And Jane and Mr. Bingley meet again.
Pride and Prejudice Episode 4
4. Pride and Prejudice Episode 4
February 3, 1980
Elizabeth is shocked when Mr. Darcy proposes to her in a manner she considers insulting and unworthy of a gentleman. She refuses Mr. Darcy and questions him about the way that he misused Wickham and his undoubted role in the way that Mr. Bingley abandoned Jane. After learning the truth, Elizabeth is embarrassed to learn that she had been mislead about Darcy's character.
Pride and Prejudice Episode 3
3. Pride and Prejudice Episode 3
January 27, 1980
After stunning her mother and Mr. Collins by declining his marriage proposal - a decision supported by her father - Elizabeth holds the disagreeable Mr. Darcy culpable for the heartbreak of Jane, who is devastated when the good-natured Mr. Bingley abruptly departs for London. But then a crisis involving youngest sister Lydia soon opens Elizabeth's eyes to the true nature of her relationship with Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice Episode 2
2. Pride and Prejudice Episode 2
January 20, 1980
The encounters between Elizabeth and the handsome, and it would seem, snobbish, Mr. Darcy are frequent and spirited - yet far from encouraging. Still Elizabeth finds herself even less inclined to accept a marriage proposal from a distant cousin, Mr. Collins, who will in time inherit Longbourn.
Pride and Prejudice Episode 1
1. Pride and Prejudice Episode 1
January 13, 1980
The arrival of wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley, who takes up residence in a nearby mansion, causes a stir in the Bennet household. Mrs. Bennet believes there will be no shortage of suitors for her daughters amongst the man's sophisticated circle of London friends and the influx of young militia officers. Serene and beautiful Jane, seems poised to win Mr. Bingley's heart.
Where to Watch Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pride and Prejudice on demand at Max, Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 1980
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (91,396)