Pride and Prejudice
film / 2.15pm / BBC2 (ex NI)
the 2005 Keira Knightley/matthew Macfadyen movie and 1995 Jennifer Ehle/colin Firth TV series are tough acts to beat, but this 1940 production lands a few good punches. That’s largely thanks to MGM’S lavish studio production, and Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson as proud Mr Darcy and prejudiced (against Darcy, at least) Elizabeth Bennet. Preceded at 1.45pm (ex NI) by a Talking pictures on Laurence Olivier.
P&P, Greer Garson/ Laurence Olivier style