Kevin | 22 February 2010 | 0 commentsPersuasion for $11.99. This BBC presentation stars Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Ruper Penry-Jones, and Anthony Head. The actual story is often critically considered Jane Austen's 2nd best work after the ever popular Pride and Prejudice. The reviews rate this film around 4 out of 5 stars. The division seems to be whether this version or a 1995 adaptation does a better job recreating this popular classic.