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Written only months before Austen’s death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild) Sidney Parker, in eight thrilling episodes. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden, to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters, whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot take viewers from the West Indies, to the rotting alleys of London, exposing the hidden agendas of each character, allowing Charlotte to discover herself and ultimately find love.

The second & third series continues to follow Charlotte as she returns to Sanditon and the town is growing in popularity. Charlotte’s journey is one thread of an intricate tapestry of compelling stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance. Against the backdrop of beautiful vistas, familiar faces and new inhabitants- all of whom have adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside town itself.


8 x 60′

Number of seasons

Key Cast
Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tom Weston-Jones, Alexander Vlahos, Rosie Graham, Eloise Webb, Jack Fox, Kate Ashfield, Charlotte Spencer, Lily Sacofsky, Turlough Convery, Adrian Scarborough, Sophie Winkleman, Kevin Eldon, Emma Fielding, Frank Blake, Maxim Ays, Cai Brigden, Alice Orr-Ewing, Edward Davis, James Bolam, Liam Garrigan.

Olly Blackburn, Lisa Clarke, Charles Sturridge, Ethosheia Hylton, Jennie Paddon, Steve Brett