Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series)

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Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series)

Six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austens 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1986.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), North America (20%), (20%)

Main connections: Pride and Prejudice, BBC, Jane Austen

Linked to: BBC, British Film Institute, NBCUniversal, Newsday

 

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1986

Birtwistle and Davies offered the first three scripts to ITV in late 1986 to build on the guaranteed BBC audience, but the recent TV adaptation led to a delay add something

 

In the autumn of 1986, after watching a preview of Austen's "Northanger Abbey", Sue Birtwistle and Andrew Davies agreed to adapt "Pride and Prejudice", one of their favourite books, for television add something


1993

When ITV announced its renewed interest in 1993, Michael Wearing of the BBC commissioned the final scripts with co-funding from the American A&E Network add something


1994

Director Simon Langton and the art department joined pre-production in January and February 1994 add something

 

Filming took place between June 1994 and 1 November 1994 to reflect the changing seasons in the plot, followed by post-production until mid-May 1995 add something


1995

A soundtrack with Davis's themes was released on CD in 1995 add something

 

As one of the BBC's and A&E's most popular presentations ever, With the 1995 and 1996 films "Persuasion", "Sense and Sensibility" and "Emma", the serial was part of a wave of Jane Austen enthusiasm which caused the membership of the Jane Austen Society of North America to jump fifty percent in 1996 and to over 4,000 members in the autumn of 1997 add something

 

BBC One originally broadcast the 55-minute episodes from 24 September to 29 October in 1995 add something

 

Birtwistle and Conklin 1995, pp. v–viii add something

 

Jane Austen - In 1995 a great wave of Austen adaptations began to appear, with Ang Lee's film of "Sense and Sensibility", for which screenwriter and star Emma Thompson won an Academy *award, and the BBC's immensely popular TV mini-series "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth

 

Colin Firth - It was through the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" that Firth gained wider renown


1996

Fielding loosely reworked the plot of "Pride And Prejudice" in her 1996 novel of the column, naming Bridget's uptight love interest "Mark Darcy" and describing him exactly like Colin Firth add something

 

Firth won the 1996 Broadcasting Press Guild award for "Best Actor", complemented by the same award for "Best Drama Series/Serial" add something

 

"Pride and Prejudice" received BAFTA Television award nominations for "Best Drama Serial", "Best Costume Design", and "Best Make Up/Hair" in 1996 add something

 

The A&E Network aired the serial in double episodes on three consecutive nights beginning 14 January 1996 add something


2000

A 2000 poll of industry professionals conducted by the British Film Institute ranked the serial at 99 in the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, which the BFI attributed to its "managing to combine faithfulness to the novel with a freshness that appealed across the generations" add something

 

The serial was released on DVD four times, initially in 2000, as a digitally remastered "Tenth Anniversary Edition" in September 2005, and in April 2007 as part of a "Classic Drama DVD" magazine collection add something


2003

Jane Austen - In 2003, Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" came second in the BBC's The Big Read, a national poll to find the "Nation's best-loved book


2005

The president of the Jane Austen Society of North America noted in an otherwise positive review that the casting of the 2005 leads was "arguably a little more callow than Firth and Ehle" and that "Knightley is better looking than Lizzy should strictly be" add something


2007

In 2007, the UK Film Council declared "Pride and Prejudice" one of the television dramas that have become "virtual brochures" for British history and society add something


2008

The creators of the 2008 ITV production "Lost in Austen" emulated the lake scene in their "Pride and Prejudice" through their contemporary heroine who cajoles Darcy into recreating the moment add something

 

A high-definition transfer was produced from the original negatives and released as a Blu-ray in October 2008 add something


2009

The HD version has not been broadcast on television, the BBC refuses to broadcast anything shot in 16mm in HD. The same restored version was released on DVD in March 2009 add something

 

The Blu-ray was released on April 14, 2009 add something


2010

The 2010 Remastered Edition begins with piracy warnings and movie begins playing add something


2014

The 2014 Keepsake Edition begins with five compulsory previews which can only be bypassed by skipping forward through each individual preview add something

 

The 2014 Keepsake Edition has 50" of new bonus materials plus the 1'45" of bonus materials that was presented in the 2010 Remastered Edition add something

 

The 2014 Keepsake Edition has improved colors add something