This is about the blu-ray Transfer and not the programme which is defiantly the best version of Jane Austins book. So why is the picture a bit grainy, this was shot at a time when the BBC used 16mm film only and therefore you will not get the quality of a transfer from a 35mm film. yes there is an improvement from the original version, but not a great deal, however the price is pretty good. The sound has been remixed to 5.1 but not a patch on knew serials like Doctor who. The BBC have coincidently said they will never show any 16mm film claiming it was Hi definition, so I think you have your answer from the makers of the programme. hope this helps when considering the purchase.
I have watched this on dvd a few times but the blu-ray version excels as it brings
out the details of the costumes, jewels and wall papers and makes the watching a new experience
This along with chance to enjoy anew alison steadman's mrs bennett, fluttering in lace and feathers
Excellent value version of this classic adaptation