The Masterpiece Theatre website has their 2008 schedule up, which includes the three new ITV (UK) Jane Austen adaptations. The schedule includes: Persuasion (new version – just aired), Northanger Abbey (new version), Mansfield Park (new version), Miss Austen Regrets (new production, about Austen late in life), Pride & Prejudice (1995 Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version), Emma (1997 Kate Beckinsale version), Sense & Sensibility (new version), A Room with a View (new tv version), My Boy Jack (new production, Daniel Radcliffe as the son of Rudyard Kipling), and Cranford (new adaptation of an Elizabeth Gaskell novel). Whew!
What did you think of the new Persuasion? You can read my review on the Regency costume movie reviews page, as well as my reviews of the new Northanger Abbey (quite liked it) and Mansfield Park (rather hated it).
I’m really looking forward to seeing the new Sense & Sensibility and Miss Austen Regrets – no idea if I’ll like them or not, but interested to check them out! I’m doubtful of the new Room with a View – how can you improve on the Helena Bonham Carter film version? And everyone in the UK seems to be raving about Cranford, so I’m excited about that!
There are previews available for many of these on the Masterpiece Theatre website.