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Lost In Austen

Lost In Austen Lost In Austen [Season 1, Episode 1]
Shown 3rd September 2008 [Wednesday]

This show has been touted as Life on Mars for girlies. Based on the fact that Bridget Jones movie is nothing but a modern take on Emma, a modern girl named Ms Price ( Jemima Rooper ) meets her fictionalised heroine, Elizabeth Bennett ( Gemma Arterton ).

Ms Price then finds herself travelling back in time to circa 1820. Alex Kingston is magnificent as the matriarch of the Bennett family.

Lost In Austen Lost In Austen [Season 1, Episode 2]
Shown 10th September 2008 [Wednesday]

Christina Cole pops up as Charlotte, the bitchy sister of a potential suitor. Ironic that Cole was the central character in Hex , and now appears to have switched places with her former sidekick.

Lost In Austen Lost In Austen [Season 1, Episode 3]
Shown 17th September 2008 [Wednesday]

Ms Price ( Jemima Rooper ) has messed everything up. The only person willing to help her is that magnificent bastard, Wickham. He is the nearest thing the book has to a villain, but this version fleshes him out a lot more and gives depth to a shallow character.

Lindsey Duncan is Mr Darcy's formidable Matriarch.

Lost In Austen Lost In Austen [Season 1, Episode 4]
Shown 24th September 2008 [Wednesday]

Lydia elopes, but with the wrong man! Ms Price ( Jemima Rooper ) finally returns to the Modern Day.

Elizabeth Bennett ( Gemma Arterton ) has adapted tolerably well to the world. She's a nanny - a suitable job for a young lady, considering once she would have aspired to be a Governess.

The people of the Georgian era seem archaic, especially when one considers that Shelley (Percy or Mary, take your pick) lived in that era. We must remember that Jane Austen was a cloistered maid when she wrote her works, herself writing about a very limited class of persons in a provincial country area.





Lost In Austen

Lost In Austen Lost In Austen [Season 1, Episode 10]
Shown th September 2008 [Wednesday]

Lost In Austen

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