Sense and Sensibility 1971 to be released on Region 1 DVD


Alert Janeite Cinthia wrote to tell us that BBC America has announced on its Upcoming DVD Releases blog that it is releasing some of the treasure from its vaults, including the 1971 production of Sense and Sensibility! Since it’s BBC Video, we also have hopes for Region 2.

There is no way to directly link to the post (which starts with a photo of a 1967 adaptation of Wuthering Heights), but this is what it says:

We’re also finally releasing the 1971 production of Sense & Sensibility with a classic comic performance from Patricia Routledge as Mrs. Jennings. The key roles were played by such rising young stars of the day as Joanna David as the sensible Elinor Dashwood, and Ciaran Madden as her passionate sister Marianne. You may remember Robin Ellis (Edward Ferrars) and Clive Francis (John Willoughby) from Poldark of the same era.

We are thoroughly delighted by the idea of Patricia Routledge as Mrs. Jennings!