Mr Bingley and his sisters visit Longbourn to extend a personal invitation to a ball at Netherfield Park. Elizabeth looks forward to the prospect of dancing with the dashing Mr Wickham but other suitors vie for her attention. Chapter 17-18.
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Directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Liana Skewes.
This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Lana Spencer as Louisa Hurst, Marli van der Bijl as Caroline Bingley, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet, James Wait as Mr Denny, Ryan O’Connor as Mr Darcy, Ebony McClain as Charlotte Lucas, Nicholas Barker-Pendree as Sir William Lucas, Shannon Nicholls as Mr Collins, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Paul Roberts as Mr Bingley and Daisy Kennington as Lydia Bennet.
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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.