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Masterpiece: Miss Austen Regrets

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Approaching her 40th birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Could potential family financial ruin have been averted if she'd accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner? And what about the handsome young physician Jane meets as a result of a family illness?

Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen, Miss Austen Regrets tells the story of the novelist's final years, examining why, despite setting the standard for romantic fiction, she died having never married or met her own Mr. Darcy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 38x4
Production Number: 3804
Airdate: Sunday February 03rd, 2008
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes


Guest Stars
Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville
As Rev. Brook Bridges
Jason Watkins (1)Jason Watkins (1)
As Rev. Clarke
Olivia WilliamsOlivia Williams
As Jane Austen
Phyllida LawPhyllida Law
As Mrs. Austen
Pip TorrensPip Torrens
As Edward Austen Knight
Adrian EdmondsonAdrian Edmondson
As Henry Austen
Greta ScacchiGreta Scacchi
As Cassandra Austen
Harry GostelowHarry Gostelow
As Rev. Charles Papillon
Imogen PootsImogen Poots
As Fanny Knight
Jack HustonJack Huston
As Dr. Charles Haden
Sally TatumSally Tatum
As Anna Lefroy
Samuel RoukinSamuel Roukin
As Harris Bigg
Sylvie HerbertSylvie Herbert
As Madame Bigeon
Tom Goodman (1)Tom Goodman (1)
As Mr. Lushington MP
Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
As Mr. John Plumptree
Main Cast
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
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