Sunday, 8 March at 8:30pm on ABC1
A thoroughly modern heroine threatens to ruin one of the world’s greatest literary love stories in this ingenious reinvention of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Hollywood actress Alex Kingston (ER; Croupier; Moll Flanders) stars alongside an acclaimed cast, including Hugh Bonneville (Notting Hill; Iris), Lindsay Duncan (Rome; Longford) and new Bond girl Gemma Arterton (St. Trinians; Quantum Of Solace).
Bored bank worker Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper – The Black Dahlia; As If; Hex) likes to escape from her unremarkable life and unromantic boyfriend by losing herself in the pages of period novel, Pride and Prejudice. Yet, by a strange accident she literally becomes lost in her favourite Austen book, after she finds a strange portal in her bathroom and swaps places with
its heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Gemma Arterton).
Amanda’s journey begins right at the start of the tale, and as she gets to know the Bennet family, she encounters the famous Mr Darcy (Elliot Cowan – The Golden Compass; Alexander), and struggles to adjust to polite Regency society. Unwittingly, she also begins to change the book’s familiar plot, and with Darcy’s true love stuck in Amanda’s 21st century flat, how can she keep this celebrated romance on track?