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In a country house restored to its Regency splendour, five aspiring Mr Darcys and five Miss Bennets attempt to live and find love by the rules of the great age of romance

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In a country house restored to its Regency splendour, five aspiring Mr Darcys and five Miss Bennets attempt to live and find love by the rules of the great age of romance

Series 1 Summary

Over the course of two months 10 young people live in a country house that has been set up exactly as it would have been in 1805, complete with 12 footmen, 17 maids and 32 chamber pots...

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    Episode 1

    The young gentlemen arrive first for the summer-long house party at Kentchurch Court, followed the next day by the young ladies and their chaperones.

    Nestled deep in the rolling hills of the Herefordshire countryside, the Regency House has been stripped of any modern amenities and painstakingly restored to its Regency heyday. Within hours the gentlemen are behaving like true Regency bucks, talking scandalously, drinking excessively and gambling at every opportunity. But if life for the well-to-do men of the Georgian era was full of fun and freedom, it is a very different matter when the women air their feelings. In a bid to dispel this early disharmony the host, Mr Gorell Barnes, announces that he is to have a firework display.

    The fireworks bring a moment of pure Regency magic and the flame of romance is ignited in two young hearts.

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    Episode 2

    The Gloves Are Off: The chaperones are struggling to get their girls romantically entwined when the hostess announces that a wealthy beauty from the West Indies will be joining the party.

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    Episode 3

    Forbidden Love: The men compete in a Regency athletics competition at which Captain Glover looks set to steal all hearts. For one man though, living the life of a Regency gentlemen proves too much...

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    Episode 4

    A Gothic Romance: In the highly competitive and highly charged atmosphere within the House Party, marriage, money and morals are all up for grabs. Will our Mr Darcy fall for the Countess?

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    Episode 5

    The Regency Party guests are looking forward to the event of the season, the summer ball. However, this one is tainted with scandal.

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    Episode 6

    New eight-part series that gives five aspiring Mr Darcys and five Miss Bennetts the chance to live and find love when they spend two months in a country house circa 1805 style.

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    Episode 7

    Persuasion: Ever since Mr Carrington arrived, Mr Everett and Miss Hopkins have avoided each other. Miss Hopkins breaks with protocol and speaks to Mr Everett alone and each lays bare their heart.

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    Episode 8

    The Morning After: As the house party comes to an end and each guest prepares to leave, a final un-chaperoned ball held in 'Masque' throws the rule book out of the window.

Regency House Party synopsis

In a country house restored to its Regency splendour, five aspiring Mr Darcys and five Miss Bennets attempt to live and find love by the rules of the great age of romance

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