Jane Austen wrote about a world that was, psychologically and socially a million miles away from present-day America, in the kind of stately, exact English that nobody speaks or writes any more. She seems an unlikely candidate for media celebrity in the twittering age, more than a hundred years after her death. Yet her works are still enormously popular. Some people have even read the books. But the real boost to her celebrity has come from a flood of movies and TV specials. Austen’s characters and plots have been all over our screens these past few years, with nice costumes, beautiful settings, and lots of soft-focus photography. There have also been pastiches and parodies like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Pride and Prejudice goes to Bollywood. Now there’s yet another Jane Austen pastiche on public television, a confection called Sandtion, with yet more pretty clothes and picturesque landscapes.