Masterpiece Classic: Persuasion
Airs Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, February 19, 2010
Credit: ©Nick Briggs/Clerkenwell Films for Masterpiece™
Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's (Sally Hawkins, "Little Britain") life. Circumstances bring Captain Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones, "Casanova"), a dashing naval officer she once deeply loved, back into her life eight years after Anne was persuaded by her family to reject his marriage proposal.
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Having returned from sea with a new fortune, Wentworth is surrounded by swooning women while Anne broods at the periphery, longing to be in Wentworth's favor. Now Anne comes face-to-face with the deep regret of her old decision, and her abiding love for Wentworth, as she wonders if a long ago love can be rekindled.
"Persuasion" was adapted by Simon Burke, and directed by Adrian Shergold.
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