This section is for the flubs, odd bits of knowledge, and fun facts about the miniseries. Much thanks must be given to the wonderful people who contribute to the IMDB messageboard for this Janian adaptation. Much of the trivia here was found out by someone from the messageboard- I never noticed it despite the many times I've watched the series!

Pilot getting fed

As I hope you can see (not so very clear when I screen cap it, but it is clear when you watch the DVD) during the 'Celine Varens' scene, Adele runs to her swing, and behind Jane and Rochester, Pilot gets rewarded for his hard work.

Microphone visible

A slightly more mundane flub- three times a mic is visible, very briefly, in the scene. First when Sam is fetching Jane to see the gypsy, when Jane visits Mrs. Reed again, and again when Jane finds that she is related to the Rivers.

Reflection of light

It's hard to capture by screencap, but if you carefully watch the beginning of the scene where Brocklehurst talks to Jane and Mrs. Reed, you can see a light being moved out of shot in the reflection off the cabinet. And again in the window just after the Gypsy scene.


The opening title theme is Elgar's Introduction and Allegro Op. 47 for strings.

The lyrics to the Corsair song Mr. Rochester sings:

My boat's by the tower, my barque's in the bay,
And both must be gone ere the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, but to guide thee afar,
On the deck of the Daring's a love-lighted star.
Then wake, lady, wake! I am waiting for thee!
And this night or never my bride thou shalt be!
Then wake, lady, wake! I am waiting for thee!
And this night or never my bride thou shalt be!

This verse is taken from a song entitled "The Pirate's Serenade" by William Kennedy


There are three instances of double Janian casting connected with Jane Eyre 1973:

  • Edward de Souza played Mr. Mason in the 1973 and the 1996 versions

  • Jean Harvey played Mrs. Reed in the 1973 version and Mrs. Fairfax in the 1983 version.

  • Anna Korwin played Sophie in both the 1970 and the 1973 versions.

  • Amanda was kind enough to send a personal photo from her experience as an extra for the Lowood scenes of Jane Eyre.

    Dancing at Lughnasa

    So far, Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston have only been reteamed once since "Jane Eyre"- in 1992, for the play "Dancing at Lughnasa" by Brian Friel. Sorcha played the role of Maggie and Michael played Jack (not romantically involved). There is one mention of our miniseries in Sorcha's biography from the playbill: "TV includes: Jane Eyre (playing Jane to Michael Jayston's Rochester- this is their first re-match!" And only one picture from the production. It's not a very good picture, but the arrows point to where Michael and Sorcha are standing.