New Page – ‘The World of Jane Austen’

Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve now added a new page to my ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog!

This is ‘The World of Jane Austen’ page! This is where I will post reviews related to the works of Jane Austen, including DVD reviews on the TV and film adaptations of her novels. This will include ‘Pride & Prejudice’; ‘Sense & Sensibility’; ‘Mansfield Park’; ‘Emma’; ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’.

Today, I’ve now posted my DVD review on the 2005 film of ‘Pride & Prejudice’, starring Kiera Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Please feel free to check; read and comment on my review. Check out what I make of this film and why I enjoyed seeing it at the cinemas shown back in 2005.

I hope to add new DVD reviews on upcoming TV and film adaptations of Jane Austen’s works. The next film on the agenda to review is the 1995 film of ‘Sense & Sensibility’, starring Emma Thompson; Hugh Grant; Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. Stay tuned for a future announcement for this review.

In the meantime, enjoy my DVD review of the 2015 film of ‘Pride & Prejudice’!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

6 thoughts on “New Page – ‘The World of Jane Austen’

  1. Hi Tim

    I’m very intrigued that you’ve started a Jane Austen page, I didn’t know you liked Austen’s works. I’ve read all her works, and always enjoyed them, but I think Mansfield Park is definitely my favourite.

    I haven’t seen all the tv or film adaptations, although I did see the Colin Firth version of Pride & Prejudice, of course. I remember seeing a tv adaptation of Mansfield Park which had Sylvestra Le Touzel, and Bernard Hepton and Angela Pleasance some years ago, which I thought was excellent. And an adaptation of Northanger Abbey some years ago, which was very good, as that is not such a well-known work of Austen.

    I will be reading your further thoughts on Austen’s works with interest.

    P.S. I hope your convention this last weekend was good, and that you had a great time.


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  2. Hi Leigh.

    I do have an interest in Jane Austen’s works and have enjoyed seeing the films and various TV adaptations of her novels. One of the stories from my Fifth Doctor series next year will feature Jane Austen it it. I hope you’ll enjoy my DVD reviews on the films based on Miss Austen’s novels, I hope I’ll get to read and review her novels on my blog someday.

    I’m currently going through five movies of Jane Austen’s works. So far I’ve seen ‘Pride & Prejudice’ with Kiera Knightley (which I’ve now reviewed) and ‘Sense & Sensibility’ with Emma Thompson (which I hope to review soon). I’m looking forward to reviewing the ITV/BBC TV movies of ‘Mansfield Park’ with Billie Piper; ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’.

    I have seen the Sylvestra Le Touzel version of ‘Mansfield Park’. That was made by the BBC in 1983 and also starred Nicholas Farrell in it. I hope I’ll get to review that soon. I actually drew inspiration from ‘Northanger Abbey’ for my ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘The Austen Code’, set for release in January 2017.

    I’m glad my Jane Austen pages have got you interested, Leigh. I hope you’ll enjoy more on my thoughts for Jane Austen works in books/TV/film soon.

    Thanks Leigh! Yes I had a lovely time at the convention last weekend. I’m now looking forward to the next one this coming weekend. I’ll be posting a convention report from last weekend soon. Stay tuned.

    Tim. 🙂


  3. Hi Tim

    I have to admit I wasn’t really convinced by Billie Piper in the Jane Austen stories; she just didn’t seem to quite bring off the characters, for me.

    I’m very much looking forward to your story with Jane Austen in; it sounds like you really know the era, and are interested in writing about that period, which is great. I think it’s a great period to have stories set in it.

    I will look forward to reading more on your blog about the Austen world.


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  4. Hi Leigh.

    Yes, I can see where you’re coming from. My Mum found it difficult to take Billie Piper seriously as Fanny in ‘Mansfield Park’ since she played Rose in ‘Doctor Who’. But I enjoyed her performance and found it an interesting portrayal of the character.

    I can’t wait to post ‘The Austen Code’ on my blog next year in January 2017. I’m sure you’ll find it interesting. The stem of it came from wanting to do a ‘Doctor Who’ story in Bath. Since Jane Austen lived in Bath for a time and the Roman Baths are there as well, it was irresistible to feature those two elements of the story together. But Jane Austen does feature as a prominent figure in my story.

    I’ve seen ‘Sense & Sensibility’ with Emma Thompson. I need to find time to review now. I’m looking forward to doing that. I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Mansfield Park’ with Billie Piper tomorrow before I go away to Weston-super-Mare on Friday.

    Thanks Leigh. Hope you enjoy more from my reviews on ‘The World of Jane Austen’.

    Tim. 🙂


  5. Hi Tim

    Yes, I didn’t feel that Billie Piper really got into the role of Fanny Price in a way that I could relate to. But the story itself really is wonderful, I think.

    I am very much looking forward to your story set in the world of Jane Austen, Tim. It’s funny how often Bath turns up in the eighteenth century stories, isn’t it. Georgette Heyer’s stories often feature action set in Bath, which was of course where all the people of polite society went to see, and to be seen. And with local characters like Beau Nash, and places like the Assembly Rooms. All a great setting for such stories.

    I hope you’re having a great time at your convention this weekend.


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  6. Hi Leigh.

    I re-watched ‘Mansfield Park’ with Billie Piper on Thursday last week. I really enjoyed it. I hope to review both ‘Sense & Sensibility’ with Emma Thompson and ‘Mansfield Park’ with Billie Piper soon. I’ve been so busy lately.

    I certainly enjoyed tackling a ‘Doctor Who’ story set in Bath with Jane Austen and the Roman Baths in it. I’ve visited Bath many times to help me with writing the story to get a familiar atmosphere on where to set the story.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Sarah Sutton, Peter Davison and Colin Baker tomorrow. Both nervous and excited about it. Hope it’ll go well tomorrow.

    Thanks for thinking of me, Leigh. Really appreciate it. Tim. 🙂


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