BBC PRESS OFFICE has just released EMMA 2009 Press Pack with lots of details about the latest adaptation of Jane Austen' s novel (1816) which is part of Autumn 2009 Programme.

Adapted by BAFTA-winning writer Sandy Welch (Our Mutual Friend, Jane Eyre, North And South) this humorous and perceptive serial from BBC Drama Production provides a rich insight into one of Austen's most complex characters. This adaptation of Jane Austen's comic masterpiece Emma is described as fresh and witty.

Read the introduction HERE, Michael Gambon (Mr Woodhouse) on EMMA 2009 HERE and Romola Garai about her role HERE.


Waiting for the new Emma or the ambiguous pleasure of freedom



EMMA at austen.com


Lotta Dahl said...

Oh my goodness that looks like it will be good! I can't wait! From the videos it looks like they have some good stuff coming up soon!

Maria Grazia said...

@Jenny Kerr
I really hope so. I can't wait either!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this - the pictures look as if it will be a fine version. Here's hoping it will get great ratings, as that should tempt the BBC to commission more costume dramas in the future. I really want to see a couple more series which they have promised but haven't done anything about as yet! Anyway, looks wonderful.:) Judy

Maria Grazia said...

I agree with you,Judy. BBC has made us used to very good productions and it's a pity that quality costume dramas must undergo the "caprices" of the market of ratings! Thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Very excited for this one! I do love the first photo.


Fiona said...

Ooooh, looks good!

Luciana said...

Oh, I'm so excited about this! I absolutely LOVE Emma and this looks like a very good version! I like Romola very much and I believe she'll be the closer one to the image I made of Emma in my mind. Her interview was very good indeed! For this I'm almost resigned that we don't have RA as Mr Knightley. I just wanted them to do more costume dramas!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I can't wait to see this!

Maria Grazia said...

@alwaysdreamx, Fiona, Luciana, Midnight Cowgirl
I'm glad of your enthusiasm, which I absolutely share, of course! Thanks for passing by and contributing!

Seccionista said...

I can't wait to watch this! :-)

Maria Grazia said...

@Ana T.
YES! All of us Austenette are eagerly waiting! Let's hope it is as good as it seems!

London Belle said...

This is fantastic news!!! I trust the BBC to do a good job and stay true to the book - recent films/ tv progs have felt so half hearted and throw away - I hope this becomes a classic like P & P

Maria Grazia said...

@London Belle
Sandy Welch & BBC have always given us very good period drama: Our Mutual Friend, Jane Eyre and North and South, for example. Let's hope they will keep their standards high.