This year the much loved classic Pride and Prejudice turns 200!
Jane Austen's romantic comedy was released in 1813 and is often said to be the greatest romantic comedy ever written. The book has gone on to
inspire films and sitcoms such as the wonderful 1995 TV series, the 2005 Keira Knightley film and the TV
series ‘Lost in Austen’ in 2008.
In recognition of the magnificent achievements of Pride and Prejudice, BBC Two will recreate a Regency era ball, exactly like the one in the classic novel.
Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball, which will be filmed on location at Chawton House, Hampshire and will air on BBC Two this Spring, will look specifically at the social conventions surrounding Austen's world. Just how important were these balls in the pursuit of finding a husband?