I forgot to mention this one, obviously, otherwise why would I be adding it now?
Those familiar with the BBC 1995 production will recall the scene where Lady Catherine is holding court on the first visit by Elizabeth, Sir William and Maria,; her Ladyship turns to Mr Collins and mentions that the Bennet estate ‘Longbourn’ is entailed to him, to which he mumbles obsequiously that it does, Lady C then turns to our Elizabeth and asks “do you have any brothers and sisters Miss Bennet?
Her Ladyship is supposed to be a pretty smart so why on earth does she ask Elizabeth if she has any brothers? Surely she must know that she doesn’t have any brothers because if she did the estate would not be entailed to Mr Collins.
At least Miss Austen didn’t make this mistake, the writers/editors et al at the BBC should have known better! 🙂