Masterpiece Classic: Emma

Masterpiece Classic: Emma

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 5:00pm

Michael Gambon (left) as Mr. Woodhouse and Romola Garai (right) as the heroine, Emma Woodhouse

Credit:Ed Miller BBC

Love has no boundaries... and neither does she.

Unmarried and glad of it, Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai) thinks herself the perfect matchmaker for others. Her friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller) has his doubts. Undeterred, she takes on the matrimonial cause of Harriet Smith (Louise Dylan), with unanticipated results.

Romola Garai stars as Jane Austen’s most enterprising and exasperating heroine, a passionate matchmaker concerned about everyone’s marital prospects but her own, in the most complete-ever film adaptation of Emma. The three-part MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Emma” airs part 1 on Saturday, October 27, and parts 2 and 3 on November 3 at 5 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Laura Linney hosts.


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