Persuasion by Jane Austen

Austen adaptations don’t get better than this. Roger Michell gets the tone just right, with sensitive, heartfelt performances by Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. Austen’s humour is treasured but never overplayed, balanced with heartbreak, hope, danger and delight. A fantastic cast includes Fiona Shaw, Sam West and Simon Russell Beale. A delight.