Becoming Jane

Dramatised biography of the young Jane Austen, revealing how her feisty character affected her romance with a young Irishman and how the experience came to have an influence on her writing. Whilst her parents hope for her to meet and settle with a wealthy husband of considerable social status, she much prefers a roguish Celt with whom she can match intellects and share repartee.


  • 2009-08-30 20:00:00 - 2009-08-30 21:55:00 on BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Wales, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One North West,
  • 2010-03-03 20:00:00 - 2010-03-03 21:55:00 on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland,


  • Writer Sarah Williams
  • Director Julian Jarrold
  • Jane Austen Anne Hathaway
  • Tom Lefroy James McAvoy
  • Mrs Austen Julie Walters
  • Rev Austen James Cromwell
  • Lady Gresham Maggie Smith
  • Henry Austen Joe Anderson
  • Eliza De Feuillide Lucy Cohu
  • Mr Wisley Laurence Fox
  • Judge Langlois Ian Richardson
  • Cassandra 'Cassie' Austen Anna Maxwell Martin
  • John Warren Leo Bill
  • Lucy Lefroy Jessica Ashworth
  • Producer Robert Bernstein
  • Producer Graham Broadbent
  • Writer Kevin Hood