Sense and Sensibility

Airing February 1-8, 2009 on PBS   check local listings

Sisters Elinor (Hattie Morahan, The Golden Compass) and Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield, Jane Eyre) have opposite approaches when it comes to the pursuit of love. One is tempered and rational, the other impulsive and full of youthful passion. The sisters attract a trio of suitors -- handsome Edward Ferrars (Dan Stevens, The Line of Beauty), heroic Colonel Brandon (David Morrissey, State of Play), and effusive John Willoughby (Dominic Cooper, The History Boys). But are the men as genuine as they seem? A romantic odyssey full of seduction and abandonment unfolds in Andrew Davies's bold adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel.

Sense Behind the Scenes Video
The cast, the costumes, the locations and the relentless rain that threatened to ruin it all.

A Life Coach Takes on Austen
Author and coach Cheryl Richardson on the surprising insights Jane Austen has for your 21st century life.


The Men of Austen
Heroic Brandon or passionate Willoughby? Meet Austen's heroic, aloof, and dashing leading men, and pick your favorite.

Longing, Betrayal and Redemption
Screenwriter Andrew Davies on his sultry start and invented scenes in Sense and Sensibility, and why Austen's book deserved another draft.

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