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Masterpiece Classic: Emma - Part III

Airs Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

A lavish new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels stars Rom...

Credit: David Venni ©BBC

Above: A lavish new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels stars Romola Garai as the “handsome, clever and rich” heroine, Emma Woodhouse.

A fiercely funny four-hour adaptation of Jane Austen’s delightful love story stars Romola Garai ("Atonement") as a young woman whose attempts to play Cupid go disastrously awry. Rich, beautiful and hopelessly self-deluded, Emma Woodhouse can’t help meddling in the romantic life of others while neglecting her own. Jonny Lee Miller (“Endgame,” “Eli Stone”) stars as Emma’s stalwart friend, Mr. Knightley, with Michael Gambon (“Cranford,” "Harry Potter") as her doom-obsessed father.

In this episode: How will Jane Austen, the master of happy endings, tie up the tangled affairs of her heroines Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith and Jane Fairfax? And what will she do about those mystifying men, Mr. Knightley and Frank Churchill?

"Emma" Twitter Party:

Celebrate with other Austen and "Masterpiece" enthusiasts on Twitter during the third and final episode of "Emma" on Sunday, February 7, 2010. Tag your posts with the hashtag #emma_pbs and visit TweetGrid, or use your own favorite aggregator. Follow us on Twitter to find out about future Twitter parties and stay in the know on all things "Masterpiece!"

Morgan Library Jane Austen Exhibition

In anticipation of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC's new "Emma" adaptation, we talk with The Morgan Library & Museum's Declan Kiely, Robert H. Taylor curator, and Clara Drummond, assistant curator, literary and historical manuscripts, about Jane Austen's life and work and their exhibition, "A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy," on view at New York City's Morgan Library through March 14, 2010.

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