Sanditon

Series 1 - Episode 7

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Review

Considering we’ve reached the penultimate episode of Andrew Davies’s drama, things don’t feel as if they’ve moved on much. It’s seven weeks since visionary Tom Parker (Kris Marshall) first tried to attract wealthy visitors to the town and yet here he is, still desperate for investors as he organises a regatta.

Meanwhile, young Charlotte is pouting and flouncing, though luckily she’s found a good new friend in Lady Worcester (Sophie Winkleman) who is determined that Charlotte and brooding hunk Sidney (Theo James) – who once again emerges naked and glistening from the sea – will get together. The pair do a bit of sexy rowing in a little boat, but still seem, romantically, as far apart as ever.

Summary

As the Sanditon summer regatta approaches, Sidney wrestles with his feelings towards an old flame and Young Stringer reveals his feelings to Charlotte. With Lady Denham at death's door, the tensions between Edward, Clara and Esther finally come to a head - with surprising consequences. Penultimate episode of Andrew Davies's adaptation of the unfinished final novel by Jane Austen about a spirited young woman who finds herself in a seaside resort on the cusp of dramatic change. Starring Rose Williams, Theo James and Anne Reid.

Cast & Crew

Charlotte Heywood Rose Williams
Sidney Parker Theo James
Lady Denham Anne Reid
Tom Parker Kris Marshall
Mary Parker Kate Ashfield
Sir Edward Denham Jack Fox
Esther Denham Charlotte Spencer
Miss Lambe Crystal Clarke
Clara Brereton Lily Sacofsky
Young Stringer Leo Suter
Arthur Parker Turlough Convery
Diana Parker Alexandra Roach
Lord Babington Mark Stanley
Mr Crowe Matthew Needham
Mrs Griffiths Elizabeth Berrington
Mr Hankins Kevin Eldon
Old Stringer Rob Jarvis
Dr Fuchs Adrian Scarborough
Lady Susan Sophie Winkleman
Eliza Campion Ruth Kearney
Fred Robinson James Atherton
Director Charles Sturridge
Executive Producer Belinda Campbell
Executive Producer Andrew Davies
Producer Georgina Lowe
Writer Justin Young
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Drama