I know…an embarrassment of riches this week from good old Auntie Beeb.

Episode One of Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, my favourite of all her works, was broadcast today, and Episode Two will be broadcast tomorrow. They will both be available to listen again to, to you all, wherever you are in the world, so do check the programme’s main page, here, for all the details.

This is an interesting adaptation starring Eve Best,

Eve Best ©BBC

Robert Bathurst and David Bamber, and it was first broadcast in 2001 IIRC.