Jane Austen Fourplay Down Under

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It looks like the three new ITV films and the old Emma will will be broadcast on ABC in Australia sometime in 2008.

Jane Austen Fourplay. Four of Jane Austen’s great works, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, come to the screen in this four-part special.

Parenthetically, isn’t it interesting that the claims made when the new films were first commissioned that “every generation deserves its own new adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels” didn’t include Emma? Has this generation (for whatever value of “this” you wish to apply) been naughty and sent to bed early without a new Emma? “No Emma for you!” Just wondering…