- Directors: Jim O Hanlon
- Writers: Jane Austen, Sandy Welch
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Actors: Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Evans, Robert Bathurst, Jodhi May, Louise Dylan, Blake Ritson, Christina Cole, Laura Pyper
For an in-depth account of the plot, See Main Article: Emma
Austen’s classic comic novel follows the story of the “handsome, clever and rich” Emma Woodhouse. Dominating the small provincial world of Highbury, Emma believes she is a skilled matchmaker and repeatedly attempts to pair up her friends and acquaintances. Nothing delights her more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster.
Brought up sharply against the folly of her own immaturity, the consequent crisis and her bitter regrets are brought to a happy resolution in a sharp and sparkling comedy of self-deceit and self-discovery.