22 – Still Proud, Still Prejudiced

Summary

When you hear the words “it is a truth universally acknowledged…” can you immediately finish the sentence?

If you answered YES then this is the podcast episode for you.

Contrarah and Nick delve deep into the BBC’s 1995 TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a jolly thorough look at the classic six-parter.

We discuss whether our feelings towards this version have changed in recent years and why viewers are still obsessed with the rules of upper class english society from the 1800s. Are some of these rules still in force today?

Finally, Contrarah makes a case for Mrs Bennet as misunderstood literary heroine. We’re not sure that Nick was convinced. But can she convince you? If so, please rate an review the podcast wherever you listen.

Capital. Capital I say!