I hope all of you Jane Austen fans were able to watch (or, like me, record) the first part of the new Masterpiece Emma adaptation that aired last night on PBS. This makes the fourth Emma in recent memory, following the BBC adaptation in 1993, the 1997 version starring Kate Beckinsale and shown on A&E, and the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle.
Be sure to check out the special Emma-related features on the Masterpiece site, among them a Bachelors of Highbury quiz, a screenwriter Q&A, and a Jane Austen House slide show. And for the first time, Masterpiece hosted a live Twitter party during the broadcast. More information on the Emma Twitter Party is here.
The second and third parts of Emma will air on January 31 and February 7.