Perhaps some of you are already aware that Jane Austen Season has come to America in the form of Masterpiece (apparently it's just called "Masterpiece" now, not "Masterpiece Theatre) on PBS.
I caught the last half of "Persuasion" tonight and it was even better than when I watched it on YouTube last spring.
There is one thing, though: if I am not mistaken, they shortened the kiss scene for the airing on PBS. Did anyone else see the original British broadcast and if so, can you confirm this?
Here is the video of the original to compare.
The other two new adaptations that I've seen are "Northanger Abbey" and "Mansfield Park." I watched "Northanger Abbey" on YouTube as well. It is definitely an accurate interpretation of the book - suitably lighthearted and mocking.
"Mansfield Park" was another YouTube experience from last spring. Enjoyable. But if you're only going to allow one film adaptation of Mansfield Park in your life, it should be the 1999 version.