One scene that I found particularly aggravating in this version is the scene where Lady Russell and Anne talk about Anne's engagement with Wentworth. Lady Russell keeps insisting that Anne was never really in love with Wentworth and that she only accepted his proposal because he was the only man who'd ever paid her any attention. Er, what? It's been about four or five years since I last read Persuasion but I really can't remember that being a reason why Lady Russell persuaded Anne to break off the engagement in the book! Correct me if I'm wrong.
My favourite actor in this production was Valerie Gearon who played Elizabeth Elliot. Although I wouldn't say that her Elizabeth is beautiful Gearon does capture Book Elizabeth's elegance, coldness and haughtiness extremely well. She was probably my favourite thing about this miniseries actually. My least favourite actor in this version was Zhivila Roche who played Louisa Musgrove. In the book Louisa is vivacious and exuberant but Roche's Louisa is much too silly and giggly. She's too over the top. The scene where she shrieks "To Lyme! To Lyme! To Lyme!" made me put my head in my hands. What does Wentworth see in this Louisa?! How could anyone think that she and Wentworth would be a good couple?! The acting from everyone else in this cast is merely decent. No-one is horrible but no-one is outstanding either.
As you can probably tell I really didn't like this adaptation very much! I didn't find it as infuriating as the 2007 adaptation. Unlike the 2007 version there weren't any scenes that made me genuinely angry. They didn't ruin the ending. And yet this miniseries is just so BORING for the most part! I saw none of the beauty and the passion of the book. There were a few little things about this version that I liked but not much. The only Persuasion adaptation that I could actually recommend is the 1995 BBC film.