Jane Austen's Persuasion tells the story of a love that survives
the uncertainty of time and the obstacles of class prejudice in Regency society.
Sally Hawkins stars as Anne, a meek, quiet woman who has spent the eight
years regretting her decision to accept the advice of her friend and turn
down a proposal from a dignified naval officer named Captain
Wentworth (played by Rupert Penry-Jones). When they meet again years later,
Captain Wentworth has returned and having made a fortune for himself, is now ready to settle down
and marry. Anne's family, however, has removed from their family estate due to her
father's mismanagement of money. A most eligible bachelor, Wentworth wins the
heart of Louisa Musgrove, a charming young woman. Will their love be rekindled or has Anne lost true love forever?
This film was made for television and is not rated.