Sanditon is a period drama based on Jane Austen’s final unfinished manuscript and adapted by the highly esteemed multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (the man who delivered Colin Firth’s famous wet shirt scene in his 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice).
A chance accident brings Charlotte Heywood to Sanditon, a seaside resort on the cusp of dramatic change. Spirited and unconventional, Charlotte is initially keen to experience everything the town has to offer but is then shocked by its scheming and ambitious inhabitants and intrigued by the secrets they share. When Charlotte is tactlessly forthright about the family of enthusiastic entrepreneur Tom Parker, she immediately clashes with his handsome but wild younger brother Sidney. Amidst the rival suitors and unexpected danger, can Charlotte and Sidney see past each other's flaws and find love?
Sanditon has united people from all over the globe, who all share a love for the world of the Austen adaptation, forming the Sanditon Sisterhood.
We range from teenagers to grandparents, each with different backgrounds, values and beliefs. Despite our differences and vast oceans between us, we came together not just to appreciate the show, but to fight for its renewal!
A gorgeous eight-part "Masterpiece" miniseries. Although fans will find many of the requisite Austen touches -- including smoldering suitors and jockeying for a large inheritance -- this PBS presentation includes issues not only of class but race, with a dollop of sex for good measure.