Austen fans rejoice – the wait is almost over. All self respecting Jane Austen fans will not miss this: Miss Austen Regrets screening on ABC TV. Here is the promo: “Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen (Olivia Williams pictured, from Emma and The Sixth Sense) appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny (Imogen Poots) to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Could potential family financial ruin have been averted if she'd accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner? And what about the handsome young physician Jane meets as a result of a family illness?
Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen, Miss Austen Regrets tells the story of the novelist's final years, examining why, despite setting the standard for romantic fiction, she died having never married or met her own Mr. Darcy.”
And look out for Greta Scacchi in the role of Jane's sister Cassandra. It has received great reviews and of course is beautifully filmed. Screening on ABC TV on Sunday 15 November from 8.30pm to 10pm. A must see!