Last night, Masterpiece Theatre had the first episode of Cranford, three part series of Elizabeth Gaskell's books. I haven't read the books, but an evening in England in 1842 with Judi Dench, several P&P stars ( Mr. Bingley and Lydia Bennett) and several other good actors is a high recommendation. You can watch it online starting today.
from the site:
Watch Episode One Mary Smith moves to Cranford to live with sisters Deborah and Matty Jenkyns. Adventures ensue, including the arrival of handsome Dr. Harrison and his newfangled medical ideas, a glittering garden party hosted by Lady Ludlow, and great agitation over the approach of a railway and the change it will bring.