Emma

Airing January 24 - February 7, 2010 on PBS   Check local listings


Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai, Atonement) was born with the sun shining down on her. The radiant, privileged girl grows into a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father (Michael Gambon, Cranford) and childhood friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller, Endgame). When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question. Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men — and meets one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill. But after being so busy managing everyone else's heart, does Emma know her own? A fiercely funny new version of the Jane Austen novel, Emma was adapted by Sandy Welch (Jane Eyre).

Audio Slideshow
Emma star Romola Garai gossips about her favorite characters and the actors who portray them.

Bachelors of Highbury Quiz
Meet your match from the men in Emma's world in this exclusive compatibility quiz.



Behind-the-Scenes Video
The cast and crew on what's so attractive about Jane Austen, the richness of this production and casting for this upper-crust soap opera.

Jane Austen House Slideshow
Step inside the English cottage where Austen wrote or revised seven novels.



Reading, Writing and Emma
Dr. Gillian Dow considers authors that inspired Austen in Emma, and those who were inspired by it.

Emma Book Discussion Guide
Get discussion/reflection questions on Jane Austen's Emma in this guide from the Great Books Foundation.



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