Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The third of the many British TV miniseries adaptations of Jane Austen's slyly satirical 19th century novel Pride and Prejudice was, like its predecessors, originally telecast in six half-hour episodes. Michael Gough, best known to contemporary filmgoers as Alfred the Butler in the Batman movies of the 1990s, was cast as the smug, self-important young aristocrat Mr. D'Arcy, who was determined not to be bamboozled into wedding one of the daughters of the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet (Vivian Pickles). But D'Arcy had not reckoned with the resourceful, and fiercely independent, Elizabeth Bennet (Celia Bannerman), who managed to slyly ensnare the haughty gentleman without his ever being aware that he was ensnared. This version of Pride and Prejudice was shown in the U.K. in 1967.