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UKTV launch new free channel. EDITORIAL USE ONLY A statue of Jane Austen's romantic hero Mr Darcy in The Serpentine in London's Hyde Park to celebrate the launch of UKTV's new free channel 'Drama'. Picture date: Monday July 8, 2013. The 12 foot statue, which took a team of three sculptors over two months to design, construct and paint, pays homage to the show-stealing lake scene that was voted one of the most memorable British TV drama moments of all time and marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 1813. New channel Drama is available on Freeview channel 20 and Sky. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire URN:17006101

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Colin Firth Finally Gets the Mr. Darcy Statue He Deserves

Frankly, it is an embarrassment that we, the Colin Firth–as–Mr. Darcy–loving public, have waited almost twenty years for this momentous occasion. But yes, finally, the dream has been made real: Colin Firth's famous Pride and Prejudice lake moment — the one where his wet eighteenth-century undershirt clings to him just so — has been made into a giant statue. It is twelve feet tall, and it is sitting in the middle of London's Serpentine lake. Sorry, can't finish this post, we have to fly to London now.

Photo: David Parry/PA Wire/AP