"ready for BBC Pride and Prejudice"

Bridget Jones's Diary is loosely based on Pride and Prejudice, with Daniel Cleaver and Julio jointly taking the various roles of Wickham, Mark Darcy of course representing Mr Darcy, and - bizarrely - Bridget's mother standing in for flirtatious little Lydia.

The BBC's 1995 TV adaptation, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, was a huge hit.  The nation got particularly excited when this scene was broadcast:


A great sport, Colin Firth who played Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, went on to play Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones movies.