Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Austen's Emma makes TV appearance...

The BBC is currently showing an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel 'Emma'. Published in 1815, it was the last of her novels to be published before her death in 1817. In her lifetime she earned less than forty pounds from the book, yet her admirers included The Prince Regent, to whom she dedicated the novel. The drama stars Romola Garai, Johnny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon among others. The fourth and final part is being shown this Sunday, but all the episodes are still available on iplayer.


  1. i think this a great adaptation of Emma, Romola plays emma brilliantly! I love the character of Mr knightley, and the actor who plays him is very handsome. i recognise mr elton's wife from somewhere (i think she plays these sorts of characters a lot!) - she is a very annoying character and very interferring!! Cannot wait for the finale tomorrow! I am going to have to read the novel again to compare it.

  2. I agree! It is brilliantly cast, and a special mention to Tamsin Greig who plays Miss Bates - truly one of the most annoying characters and so well acted. Mrs. Elton's wife was also in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Eyre as Blanch Ingram and Lost in Austen as Caroline Bingley. I'm really looking forward to the finale and can't wait for the next period drama :-)