Mr Collins arrives at Longbourn causing quite a stir within the Bennet family. Chapter 12-14.
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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet and introducing Shannon Nicholls as Mr Collins.
This production was directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Liana Skewes. The production team would like to thank Jacqueline Cleverly for her help with dialect advice.
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The father of the Bennet family, a gentleman of "modest" income with five unmarried daughters. (Keep in mind that while the Bennet's are not incredibly well off, they are still upper-class, have an estate/farm that they earn an income from as landlords, servants, money to buy clothes and bonnets and parasols and have multi-course dinners and parties). Mr. Bennet has a sarcastic, cynical sense of humor that he uses to purposefully irritate his wife. Though he loves his daughters (Elizabeth in particular), he is a very hands-off parent, preferring to withdraw from the endless drama and excitement his wife causes and sit in his library.
The heroine of Pride and Prejudice and second oldest sister of the Bennet family of Longbourne. Fond of walking, quick-witted and known for her fine eyes.