When Charlotte Heywood is invited to spend the summer season at Sanditon she accepts immediately, intrigued to see polite society at play in the newly fashionable sea bathing resort. Here she meets a host of classic Austen characters from the imperious nouveau-riche Lady Denham (Rampling) to her impoverished ward Clara, and from the lecherous Sir Edward, to the dashing, feckless Sidney Parker and his hypochondriac sisters.
Like all Austen heroines, Charlotte watches the comings and goings of this self-indulgent world with increasing incredulity; but can she herself resist the attractions of the heart?
Finance / Production / Distribution
Jim O’Hanlon (the much acclaimed BBC series of Jane Austen’s Emma)
Simon Reade and Guy de Beaujeu
Charlotte Rampling, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons
Runtime: 0 minutes
Year of production: 2016