Jane Eyre, 1983 (page 3 of 18)

The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Christine Absalom as Miss Miller, an under-teacher at Lowood. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, breakfast in the refectory. As described by Jane in chapter 5, '(...) burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it. The spoons were moved slowly: I saw each girl taste her food and try to swallow it (...).' Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Sally Osborn as Miss Temple. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Sian Pattenden as young Jane Eyre, in a parlour at Lowood Institution. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Sian Pattenden as young Jane Eyre arriving to Lowood Institution. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Robert James as Mr. Brocklehurst glaring down to young Jane Eyre (out of camera). Jane answers his questions about the Bible, (followed by his response), ' 'Psalms are not interesting,' I remarked.  'That proves you have a wicked heart; and you must pray to God to change it (…)' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Judy Cornwell as Mrs. Reed. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Sian Pattenden as young Jane Eyre, looking up to Mr. Brocklehurst's face (out of camera). This exchange takes place in chapter 4. He starts: ' 'And what is hell? Can you tell me that?'  'A pit full of fire.'  'And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?'  'No, sir.'  'What must you do to avoid it?'  I deliberated a moment; my answer, when it did come, was objectionable: 'I must keep in good health, and not die.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here from left, Sian Pattenden as young Jane Eyre, Judy Cornwell as Mrs. Reed and Robert James as Mr. Brocklehurst. He questions Jane, and then her internal response, (as written in the book), 'Well, Jane Eyre, and are you a good child?' Impossible to reply to this in the affirmative: my little world held a contrary opinion: I was silent.'  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here from left, Sian Pattenden as young Jane Eyre facing Mr. Brocklehurst (played by Robert James). As per book, chapter 4, 'Presently he addressed me -- 'Your name, little girl?'  'Jane Eyre, sir.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.