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Masterpiece Classic: Emma - Part II

Airs Sunday, January 31, 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 (left) as the “handsome, clever and rich” heroine and Jonny Lee Miller as her suitor, Mr. Knightley.

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.

Bachelors of Highbury Quiz

In matters of the heart, aspiring matchmaker Emma Woodhouse believes "A lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it." Is she right? Take our compatibility quiz and find out which of Emma's men is the one for you.

In this episode: Is confirmed bachelor Mr. Knightley secretly courting demure Jane Fairfax (Laura Pyper), recipient of a piano from a mysterious benefactor? Meanwhile, Emma, too, feels the unfamiliar tug of romance - in the direction of dashing Frank Churchill (Rupert Evans).

Episode I of "Emma" is available for online viewing Monday, January 25, 2010, through Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Eastern time.

Episode II of "Emma" is available for online viewing Monday, February 1, 2010, through Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Eastern time.

"Emma" Twitter Party:

Celebrate with other Austen and Masterpiece enthusiasts during our second Twitter party on Sunday, January 31, 2020 during the premiere of episode two of "Emma." You're welcomed whenever you're watching, but during 9-11pm Eastern time, PBS and Masterpiece insiders, as well as Austen experts, will be tweeting too.

Tag your posts with the hashtag #emma_pbs and visit us on TweetGrid, or use your own favorite aggregator.

WHAT: PBS and Masterpiece are hosting an "Emma" Twitter party (#emma_pbs)

WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 9-11pm Eastern time

WHERE: Join the party using our new custom Tweetgrid (Use hashtag #emma_pbs).

TOPICS: Jane Austen, Masterpiece, Emma

WHO: @pbs, @masterpiecepbs, Austen enthusiasts and YOU!

YOUR HOSTS: Prominent Austen bloggers Laurel Ann Nattress (@Austenprose) and Vic (@janeaustenworld) and Kali Pappas (@magicskyway) and Laurie Viera Rigler (@austen_addict).

PARTY FAVORS: Participate from 9-11pm on January 31st for your chance to win Austen prizes.

RSVP: Please follow and be followed (on Twitter, of course!) by other #emma_pbs tweeters

Preview: Emma And Jane Austen's Legacy

Executive producer Rebecca Eaton previews MASTERPIECE CLASSIC's new "Emma" adaptation and talks about Austen's enduring legacy.

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