Not the film with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne, but a rather good TV adaptation from 2008 by Andrew Davies (you can see his version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables starting tomorrow).
It’s a wonderful story, of course, layered with class resentments, lack of money and impecunious women in a very patriarchal, judgemental society.
The cast is terrific. David Morrissey plays the flinty, but kind and brave Colonel Brandon, with Dominic Cooper as that cad Willoughby, who steals Marianne’s heart, and much more.
Janet McTeer is Dashwood mum, Mary, who must fall upon the kindness of others when her husband dies and everything goes to an ungrateful male heir.