Andrew Davies is no stranger to period drama (Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair) and does full justice to Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon.
The story is very different from Austen’s usual style and makes for good television. There is plenty of drama, intrigue, deception with a sprinkling of Regency era romance. The novel had many different attempts to complete it, so creative liberties have been taken!
Brilliant performances by the leads Rose William and Theo James, but the one that stands out the most is the matriarch Anne Reid. Each character is well etched and acted, providing the authenticity to the proceedings.
For fans of her work, the story will come as a surprise! Enjoy the intricately woven historical plot!