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Sunday, March 2

AUSTEN ALERT: Celebrating The Complete Jane Austen Tonight!

Have you gotten into the mind set of, Sunday = Austen, since PBS has been treating us Janeites to an Austen-fest every Sunday since January? I am a self professed The Complete Jane Austen addict, and now that we have a short break until Emma is airs on Sunday, March 23rd, I am feeling the pangs of Austen withdrawal!

Some of the PBS local stations are re-airing the previous adaptation in the hiatus, so check your local listing to view Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Miss Austen Regrets again. In addition, be sure to catch the special, Celebrating The Complete Jane Austen, tonight March 2nd. Check your local listings for times. Here is the a description of the special from the KGBH web site.

This special offers a behind-the-scenes look at a historic television event: MASTERPIECE’s presentation of “The Complete Jane Austen” — film adaptations of all six Jane Austen novels. Hosted by NBC correspondent and “Weekend Today” co-anchor Lisa Daniels, a self-confessed Austen fan, the program features interviews with Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of MASTERPIECE, and Andrew Davies, acclaimed screenwriter who adapted “Pride and Prejudice,” “Emma,” “Northanger Abbey” and “Sense and Sensibility” for television. Dr. Marcia Folsom, a Wheelock College professor who has edited several books about Austen, supplies information about the author.

It's not a new adaptation, but it's the next best thing and should be entertaining and insightful. Enjoy!

Posted by Laurel Ann, Austenprose


Nan said...

I was so disappointed in this program. I had expected actual behind the scenes clips, and got instead self congratulatory mini-bites. Thank goodness I have some Austen on DVD to tide me over.

Ms. Place said...


for behind the scenes clips, click here to see ITV Behind the Scenes. You'll find the other 3 clips in the sidebar.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the ITV clips on youtube, and I was hoping for more of the same, perhaps from an American perspective. Alas, this "special" seemed to have been scripted by the same insipid minds as the intros with Gillian Anderson. :(

Laurel Ann said...

Well this show was a bit of a disappointment. Not much new information and a lot of pledge membership jabberwocky. I have egg on my face for reminding everyone to watch! We must bide out time and be patient for Emma, on March 23rd.


Ms. Place said...

No egg on your face, Laurel Ann. Some folks I spoke to were pleased. I went so far as to tape the show, but I don't think I will need to save it. :)