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January 17, 2006


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Jane Eyre 1973 on the Catalogues

As the time draws nearer for the release of the BBC’s 1973 mini-series of Jane Eyre with Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston, we’re glad to report that the DVD is already appearing on internet catalogues. The UK edition will be available for ordering from this website as of May 8th 2006. Also from the website:

It is listed for £14.99.

Their synopsis: Starring Sorcha Cusack (Tame) and Michael Jayston (Flesh And Blood), this 1973 BBC television adaption of the classics novel follows the fortunes of heroine Jane Eyre who begins her life as an orphan without a penny to her name.

Jane Eyre is a poor orphan, brought up by a wealthy Aunt who is determined she should never forget her impoverished background. Surviving the cruelty of an oppressive boarding school, she becomes the governess of Thornfield Hall, owned by the enigmatic and rarely seen Mr Rochester. When Jane finally meets Mr Rochester in the flesh, she is consumed by an overwhelming attraction towards him that soon becomes mutual, however, their hopes for happiness will soon be jeopardized by a terrible secret.

Technical specifications: Region 2.

Thanks to Aidan for the news!

ETA: The date for release is MAY not April 2006.



  1. Surely this will be released in Region 1 (North America) as well!

    Please, please, don’t tell me that we can’t view it on our U.S. DVD players.

    Comment by Anonymous — January 17, 2006 @ 5:00 pm |Reply

  2. It is my understanding that Acorn media intends to release the series for regions 1 and 2. I’ll keep and eye out for region 1 listings.

    Comment by Brontëana — January 17, 2006 @ 6:08 pm |Reply

  3. It’s going to be released in May not April- would that it was April. 😉

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 17, 2006 @ 11:02 pm |Reply

  4. to thisbeciel:

    The website catalogue says: ’08/05/2006′. Probably the May date is for region 1! I hope so. It would certainly make it easier to wait.

    Comment by Brontëana — January 17, 2006 @ 11:53 pm |Reply

  5. Bronteana, May is the 5th month right?! I’ve been counting it down in my head for awhile now…

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 18, 2006 @ 1:26 am |Reply

  6. …*facepalm*

    Can I blame the food poisoning?

    Comment by Brontëana — January 18, 2006 @ 1:28 am |Reply

  7. You may. Evil things those bacteria! 🙂

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 18, 2006 @ 1:35 am |Reply

  8. Hi Bronteana and Thisbeciel
    I was wondering if any of you would happen to have more audio versions of anything Bronte (except Jane Eyre and Villete for I am grateful to have been able to obtain audio versions of them both from this blog :D). I’d expecially love to know where I could find good audio versions of Shirley or Tenant of Wildfell Hall. But anything will do for now really
    ;-), even their poetry.
    Thank you.

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 18, 2006 @ 10:47 am |Reply

  9. I know there have been composers who have set the poems to music…

    And I listened to but did not record the recent internet broadcast of the BBC’s Shirley. It was funny, especially the accents. I also have almost all of their production of The Professor, which Thisbeciel sent to me. It might be possible to find someone through my sources who took the time to record it.

    Comment by Brontëana — January 18, 2006 @ 5:34 pm |Reply

  10. to mysticgypsy:

    I do still have the incomplete recording of The Professor if you want to hear it. That’s all I have I’m afraid.

    to Bronteana:

    I so want to hear Rochester’s Song put to music!!

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 18, 2006 @ 6:20 pm |Reply

  11. Thanks for the info Bronteana and Thisbeciel.
    Thisbeceil, I’d looooove to get a hold of The Professor, however incomplete. 😀 Please let me know how I can get it..if you have it online or the like..

    Thanks sooo much!!!

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 18, 2006 @ 6:36 pm |Reply

  12. To mysticgypsy:

    Here are the first two eps I’ve uploaded so far:

    Episode 1
    Episode 2

    I guess I’ll just post them here… Oh and a warning about the sound- I recorded it kinda loud.

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 18, 2006 @ 6:43 pm |Reply

  13. OMG Thank you so much Thisbeciel!!!!!! 😀 😀 I am downloading it now hehe

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 18, 2006 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  14. No problem mysticgypsy! Glad to share!

    Here are the remaining episodes:
    Episode 3
    Episode 4
    Episdoe 5
    Episode 6
    Episode 7
    Episode 8

    I think it was a 5 hr production- darn! I only had 2 more episodes to go. Silly me. I hope you enjoy it!

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 18, 2006 @ 11:18 pm |Reply

  15. To thisbeciel:

    Well, I did have plans on recording a cut…

    Comment by Brontëana — January 18, 2006 @ 11:24 pm |Reply

  16. to Broneana:

    *gasp* Well what are you waiting for?? 😀

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 19, 2006 @ 12:20 am |Reply

  17. Thisbeciel! Thank you so much!! I did like it! I was really excited because I had just finished reading “The Prfessor” only yesterday too!

    aww its really sad you couldn’t get the last two episodes *cries*

    but all the same..I am glad I got to listen to most of it!! 🙂
    btw, what was the date of this production? was it quite recent?

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 19, 2006 @ 2:10 pm |Reply

  18. To mysticgypsy:

    Yes, it is terrible that this is incomplete. Blah. Maybe one day they will rerun it…

    And it was a fairly recent production- last year sometime. I know very specific. 😉 It was on “Woman’s Hour” on BBC radio.

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 21, 2006 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

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