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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel about love and marriage. Pictured: Elinor (Hattie Morahan) and Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
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From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel about love and marriage. Pictured: Elinor (Hattie Morahan) and Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

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From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting new adaptation of Jane Austen' classic novel about love and marriage. Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby (Dominic Cooper), ignoring her sister Elinor's (Hattie Morahan) warnings. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her.

Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?

John Dashwood (Mark Gatiss), Fanny Dashwood (Claire Skinner) and Little Henry (Morgan Overton) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
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John Dashwood (Mark Gatiss), Fanny Dashwood (Claire Skinner) and Little Henry (Morgan Overton) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1 airs Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Mrs. Dashwood is devastated when her husband dies. His estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage. The Dashwoods start a new life in Devonshire. The eldest daughter, Elinor, is upset to leave her sweetheart, while her younger sister, Marianne, quickly finds she has suitors to choose from.

Mrs. Dashwood (Janet McTeer)
Credit: © BBC
Mrs. Dashwood (Janet McTeer)

Episode 2 airs Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Marianne and Willoughby find themselves falling blissfully in love and Colonel Brandon is out of the picture when he is called away on urgent business in London. Elinor finally receives her visit from Edward, but his behavior is so odd and distant that she is left far from reassured.

John Willoughby (Dominic Cooper) and Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
Credit: © BBC
John Willoughby (Dominic Cooper) and Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

Episode 3 airs Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Marianne learns the full extent of Willoughby's betrayal and wrongdoing from Brandon. When Elinor learns that Edward intends to honour his engagement to Lucy Steele, even after he is disinherited by his mother, she and Marianne decide to leave London.

Mr. Palmer (Tim McMullan) and Charlotte Palmer (Tabitha Wady) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
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Mr. Palmer (Tim McMullan) and Charlotte Palmer (Tabitha Wady) in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

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