The BBC have now opened a webpage devoted to this programme which you can access here.

There are also three clips from the programme available to watch: the first has Earl Spencer reading( from a Folio edition of JAne Austen, if my eyes do not deceive me) an extract from Sense and Sensibility (to Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto playing in the background).

The second deals with the effect reading Jane Austen had on men in the trenches of the First World War,

and the third has a serious but affectionate view of the recent JASNA AGM in Fort Worth Texas.


It looks serious, affectionate, funny and very interesting. I can’t wait to see this when it airs on the 23rd December on BBC2 at 9.p.m.