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Sense and Sensibility: Episode 1

Mrs. Dashwood is devastated when her beloved husband dies. The late Mr. Dashwood’s estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage, John Dashwood, to the delight of John’s rapacious wife, Fanny. Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are forced to move to a tiny cottage on a cousin’s estate in Devonshire, to start their lives again. It is perhaps Elinor, the eldest daughter, who is most upset to leave her childhood home. She has fallen in love with Fanny’s brother, the kind and unassuming Edward Ferrars. However, Mrs. Dashwood’s cousin, Sir John Middleton, ensures that the family settles into life in Devonshire. Before long, Elinor’s younger sister, Marianne, finds that she has an admirer in Sir John’s friend, Colonel Brandon. However, a rival soon emerges in th [...]
2017; 2008

Sense and Sensibility: Episode 3

Marianne learns the full extent of Willoughby’s betrayal and wrongdoing from Brandon, who reveals that Willoughby was disinherited by his aunt after getting a young girl (Brandon’s own ward) pregnant. Willoughby then ran off to London to – successfully - find himself a rich heiress to marry. The shock of this news is severe for Marianne and her health begins to deteriorate. When Elinor learns that Edward intends to honor his engagement to Lucy Steele, even though this means being disinherited by his mother, she and Marianne decide to leave London. They are both heartbroken. They stay with Mrs. Jennings’s daughter, CHARLOTTE PALMER, in Cleveland where Marianne falls gravely ill. Brandon helps Elinor to nurse Marianne back to health and they finally return, with great relief, to their [...]
2017; 2008

Sense and Sensibility: Episode 2

Colonel Brandon is called away on urgent business and Marianne and Brandon’s rival, Willoughby, are left to fall blissfully in love. Elinor finally receives her visit from Edward, but his behavior is so odd and distant that she is far from reassured. Sir John’s nieces, the Miss Steeles, come to Devonshire and Elinor receives the shock of her life when Lucy Steele confides in her that she is secretly engaged to Edward. Elinor’s heart is broken but she’s true to her word and keeps Lucy’s secret, even from her sister, Marianne. Marianne receives a horrible shock of her own when Willoughby suddenly takes off for London, declaring that he’s unlikely to ever return. The girls however are invited to London themselves to stay with Sir John’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Jennings. Marianne sets off fo [...]
2017; 2008