Thursday, September 23 at 8pm on MPT - Part Two
Emma continues her attempts to marry off Harriet and Mr. Elton, vicar of Highbury. Although uninterested in marriage herself, she is intrigued by the mysterious and elusive Frank Churchill, whom she hopes to meet for the first time at a village Christmas party. Frank does not arrive, but instead Emma becomes the subject of unwanted and embarrassing attention from Mr. Elton. A few weeks later, village gossip and speculation focuses on the arrival of young Jane Fairfax and a large piano that she has been sent by a mystery admirer. Emma refuses to believe that Mr. Knightley could be the secret admirer. Surely he couldn’t be, could he?
About the program
An all-star cast brings Jane Austen's comic masterpiece to life in this fresh, funny and perceptive adaptation. Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She delights in the conviction that she's the perfect matchmaker. But she's playing a dangerous game as she persuades her new friend, the young, pretty and socially inferior Harriet, to reject an advantageous marriage proposal to a local farmer in favour of dashing Mr Elton. So begins a story which challenges Emma's naivety, her social preconceptions and her own relationships.