PERSUASION (1971 MINISERIES)
2 episodes. Total Run Time: 3 hr 46 min
(~ 1 hour 53 minutes per episode)
Uploader’s Note: The original TV series had 5 episodes.
On DVD, it was split into 2 2-hour episodes.
IMDb Ratings…: 6.6/10 from 358 users
Director…….: Howard Baker
Writers……..: Jane Austen (novel),
Julian Mitchell (screenplay)
Stars……….: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer
Genres………: History, Romance
Persuasion is a 1971 British television serial adaptation of
the Jane Austen novel of the same name. It was produced by
Granada Television for ITV and was directed by Howard Baker.
The series stars Ann Firbank as Anne Elliott and Bryan Marshall
as Captain Wentworth. It was originally aired in April and May
1971 in five episodes.
Jane Austen’s last novel provides the plot for this earlier
Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie
tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her “bloom”
is re-united with the dashing Captain Frederick Wentworth whose
advances she had refused seven years earlier. Now that he has
gained both connections and fortune in the Napoleonic Wars, she
regrets that her neighbor, the meddling Lady Russell persuaded
her to refuse his proposal of marriage. Now as she watches him
woo the young Louisa Musgrove, she suffers terribly while he
appears to have forgotten entirely his earlier attraction to her.
Manners and moires often thwart her strong desire to tell her
true feelings, but his true emotions too, are masked by fear and
the lasting pain of her rejection.