BBC One plans remake of Jane Austen's Emma

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The four-part serial will be the last Austen remake for some time on the BBC, as the corporation recently announced plans to move beyond conventional 'bonnet dramas'.

"We don't just want to do 19th century book adaptations. Emma will be our last Austen for a few years," said Kate Harwood, the BBC's controller of series and serials.

The Emma remake will be a "fresh, humorous and perceptive" take on the classic story, originally published in 1815. It was last serialised by the BBC in 1972...

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