Greetings, salutations, and warmest regards. Messrs. Fitzhalfyard and d’Almirall, and the Lady Laura Fitzhalfyard most cordially implore your attention for a faint touch of amusement and diversion to tickle your nerves with a most engrossing discourse regarding the televised play of Pride & Prejudice.
Amounting to something of a cultural phenomenon, the series skillfully blends roguish schemes; titillating wit; timeless characters; and masterful direction with nary a tarried moment. For which, one must say it is remembered with the uttermost fondness, but also as well for its sterling cast; among its ranks Alison Steadman, David Bamber, Cristin Bonham-Carter, Lucy Briers, Polly Maberly, Julia Sawalha, and M. Fitzhalfyard’s particular favourite, Benjamin Whitrow. Leading them all, naturally, are the exquisite Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.
So please take respite, repose, and recline. We dare say that it will be among the most efficacious indulgences of the season.
M. Bingley and M. Darcy settle at Netherfield and engage the Bennet sisters. Mrs. Bennet is reduced to hysterics. Jane takes a cold. Intro music by Kimiko Ishizaka of The Open Goldberg Variations.