Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited: 'Pride and Prejudice' 1980

Lizzie Bennet (Elizabeth Garvie) and Fitzwilliam Darcy (David Rintoul). (Photo: BBC/Britbox)  BBC

 Jane Austen's birthday is December 16, so what better time than to revisit the 1980 BBC version of her classic Pride and Prejudice. Free of pigs inside the house and gentlemen stripping off to swim in ponds, this serialization was for many years the gold standard of Austen adaptations. Has it held up? Let's take a look.