PD James’s Death Comes To Pemberley is getting a DVD release next month, offering fans the chance to own copy of one of Christmas TV’s few genuine treats.
The Jane Austen themed mystery features an all-star cast, including Anna Maxwell Martin (Elizabeth Bennet), Matthew Rhys (Mr Darcy), Matthew Goode (Mr Wickham), Jenna Coleman (Lydia Wickham), Rebecca Front (Mrs Bennet), James Fleet (Mr Bennet) and Dame Penelope Keith (Lady Catherine de Burgh).
The story begins on the eve of the Darcy’s annual Lady Anne ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The party are relaxing after supper when the festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. A scream calls them to the window and a hysterical Lydia Bennet tumbles out of a carriage screaming murder.
What follows is the sombre discovery of a dead man in Pemberley woods, with George Wickham – Lydia’s husband and Darcy’s brother in law – found at the scene covered in the dead man’s blood.
So begins a nightmare and mounting scandal which will threaten to engulf Pemberley and all that the Darcys hold dear…
Death Comes To Pemberley is being released on BBC DVD on 10th February 2014 and is available to pre-order now.
Also being released the same day is a special gift box set including Death Comes To Pemberley and Andrew Davies’ timeless BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
The box set also includes extras such as ‘From Page to Screen: The Making of Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Pride and Prejudice: A Turning Point for Period Drama’, ‘Restoration Featurette’.