The BEST Episodes of Sanditon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Network: ITV

Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural hometown to Sanditon, a fishing village trying to reinvent itself as a seaside resort, is exposed to its “intrigues and dalliances” and the locals whose fortunes depend on Sanditon’s commercial success in a story of love and self-discovery in the 19th century. Inspired by Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel of the same name.

Episode 7

#1 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 2019

As the Sanditon summer regatta approaches, Sidney wrestles with his feelings towards an old flame and Young Stringer reveals his feelings to Charlotte. With Lady Denham at death's door, the tensions between Edward, Clara and Esther finally come to a head - with surprising consequences.

star 8.12
104 votes
Writers: Andrew Davies, Justin Young
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

Charlotte and Sidney find themselves at loggerheads but must work together in an attempt to rescue Miss Lambe. Tom tries to save Sanditon and his marriage, while Edward and Clara enter into a scandalous pact to finally get their hands on Lady Denham's inheritance.

star 8.02
111 votes
Directors: Lisa Clarke
Writers: Andrew Davies, Justin Young
Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2019

Charlotte sets out to avoid Sidney, until a serious accident forces them together and to reappraise each other. When Tom brings a new doctor to the town, he and Lady Denham clash, while Clara makes a bold move in her bid to outplay Sir Edward and Esther.

star 7.75
126 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Andrew Davies, Justin Young
Episode 2

#4 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 1, 2019

Charlotte and Sidney clash again, only for Charlotte to be left confused by a chance encounter. Tensions surrounding Miss Lambe's arrival in Sanditon erupt at Lady Denham's grand pineapple luncheon, and Esther and Edward realise that Clara poses a significant threat to their ambitions.

star 7.73
133 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Andrew Davies
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2019

The arrival of Miss Lambe's forbidden love causes Charlotte to question her opinion of Sidney. Clara witnesses a moment between Esther and Sir Edward that raises her suspicions about their relationship, with devastating consequences for Esther.

star 7.70
115 votes
Directors: Lisa Clarke
Writers: Andrew Davies, Justin Young
Episode 5

#6 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 2019

Tensions between Tom and his labourers erupt during the Sanditon cricket match. Charlotte and Sidney continue to clash, resulting in Miss Lambe being placed in terrible danger, while Lord Babington offers Esther a glimpse of a better future.

star 7.66
108 votes
Directors: Lisa Clarke
Writers: Andrea Gibb, Andrew Davies
Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2019

When a coach accident introduces Charlotte to the Parker family, she quickly seizes the opportunity to throw herself into the adventure she has craved all her life by returning with them to the developing seaside resort of Sanditon. Charlotte, however, soon discovers that the inhabitants of the town behave in curious and unpredictable ways that she could never have imagined.

star 7.62
166 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Andrew Davies
Episode 8

#8 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

On the night of the Midsummer Ball, romantic interests are finally resolved. However, the fate of Sanditon is in the balance when events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing down impossible choices.

star 7.61
100 votes
Writers: Andrew Davies