Are you looking for a romantic period drama to snuggle up in front of? If so, this blog is for you!

Click on the title of the film to watch the full adaptations on YouTube! The period dramas are ordered by writer, title and year. There are several versions of most of them, which one is your favourite? If you are looking for anything in particular, look under "labels" to the left, for "feel-good" films or a particular writer.

The past few years, I have spent many mornings under a blanket with a cup of tea in my hands, watching these beautiful romantic stories. There is something about them that just lifts my spirits and inspires me.

Perhaps this site will help enthusiatic newcomers to more easily find what they are looking for! I have often reached a point where I thought there were no more period dramas left to watch, but so far I always manage to find just one more...


25 October 2009

Jane Austen: All Adaptations

(Click on the links to be directed to the full playlist on YouTube!)


Sense and Sensibility 1811
Pride and Prejudice 1813
Mansfield Park 1814
Emma 1816
Northanger Abbey 1818
Persuasion 1818

Jane Austen only did complete six novels. Six wonderful novels about being a young woman in nineteenth century England. These are hopeful happy-ending stories about falling in love, finding oneself and understanding the world. Each novel is destinguished by its main female character whom the plot surrounds and evolves with. Each novel has its devastating lovestory. Below is a list of every television and film adaptation of the novels, complete with links to the full playlist on YouTube (apart from some of the earliest adaptations which cannot be found on the net).


Sense and Sensibility 1971
with Joanna David and Ciaran Madden

Sense and Sensibility 1981
with Irene Richard and Tracey Childs

Sense and Sensibility 1995
with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant

Sense and Sensibility 2008
with Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield


Pride and Prejudice 1940
with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier

Pride and Prejudice 1980
with Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul

Pride and Prejudice 1995
with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth

Pride and Prejudice 2005
with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen


Mansfield Park 1983
with Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel

Mansfield Park 1999
with Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller

Mansfield Park 2007
with Billie Piper and Blake Ritson


Emma 1972
with Doran Godwin and John Carson

Emma 1996
with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam

Emma 1996
with Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong

Emma 2009
with Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller


Northanger Abbey 1986
with Katharine Schlesinger and Peter Firth

Northanger Abbey 2007
with Felicity Jones and JJ Feild


Persuasion 1960
with Daphne Slater and Paul Daneman

Persuasion 1971
with Anne Firbank and Bryan Marshall

Persuasion 1995
with Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds

Persuasion 2007
with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones

Please enjoy these wonderful films!


Unknown said...

I just thought you should know that the Kate Beckinsale version of Emma and the 2008 Sense and Sensibility links direct to videos that have been removed.

Dimsy said...

Thank you Kelly! :) I have fixed the link now!
// Dimsy

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