This is hardly going to be a credible review of ITV’s 2007 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, because not only have I never seen an adaptation of it before… I’ve also never read the novel itself. Hmmm. Northanger Abbey never gets as much attention as the rest of Austen’s …

I love period dramas, especially literary adaptations: it doesn’t matter how many times a literary masterpiece is adapted into TV/film, I’m always intrigued to see the director’s take on it. Emma is BBC’s latest Jane Austen drama, a four-part mini-series scripted by Sandy Welch, starring Romola Garai as Emma, the …