Daily Archives: January 18, 2009

Lost (and Found) in Austen


Lucy Pevensie goes through a door to her idea of a wonderful world: Narnia.  And so does Amanda Price, through her bathroom wall into the world of  Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  This past week I stumbled across the mini-series Lost in Austen and, after some initial resistance (how dare they!),  found it great fun.  Basically, it is every Jane Austen fan’s fantasy (especially those who are fans of the old BBC production of P & P)  — go into the book, make all the niggling things right, and … well, can’t tell you more without spoiling it, but there is a very happy ending.   You can view the whole series at the Ovation website here: individual pages with show times and more video:  Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.

Also, over at the Guardian, television blogger, Sarah Dempster did an amusing series of posts as she watched the series: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.


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