There’s a new drama series arriving on our screens tonight, with The Pursuit of Love coming to BBC One to replace Line of Duty in the 9pm slot on Sunday evenings.
The three-part series features a selection of illustrious names and some of the biggest British actors working today.
Filmed in a variety of locations, the drama is made up of an impressive list of British actors and tells a tale of freedom, friendship, sex and love.
The Pursuit of Love is set between the two World Wars and stars Lily James, 32, as the wild and adventurous Linda Radlett and Emily Beecham, 36, as her more timid cousin Fanny Logan.
Andrew Scott stars as Lord Merlin in the new show, their charismatic neighbour who appears alongside a group of gender fluid dancers on the show and helps set in motion the events of the story. Dominic West also stars as Uncle Matthew.
The series is written and directed by Emily Mortimer.
Is The Pursuit Of Love based on a book and who wrote it?
The highly-anticipated series arrives on BBC One (Picture: Theodora Films Limited & Moonage)
The Pursuit of Love is an adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name by Nancy Mitford.
The novel was published in 1945 and was the first in a trilogy that also includes Love in a Cold Climate and Don’t Tell Alfred.
The story is set in Europe between the two World Wars and focuses on the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett and Fanny Logan as they go on the hunt for their ideal husbands.
While Fanny settles for a conservative life, Linda decides to follow her heart and put herself in increasingly unusual situations and places.
Dominic West stars as Uncle Matthew in the new drama (Picture: Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited/Robert Viglasky)
The Pursuit of Love filmed for three months on location in Bristol and Bath, and at The Bottle Yard Studios. Some scenes were also completed in Paris, France. It was one of the first drama productions to resume shooting in the UK after the first COVID-19 lockdown.
Discussing the filming process, Andrew Scott said: ‘Ironically I feel very safe on this set because you know everyone has been tested.
‘The crew did an incredible job; wearing masks all day and you have to make more of an effort as you can’t read people’s faces. Everyone was so thrilled to be back working. We were so lucky that we were one of the first back after the first lockdown.’
The Pursuit of Love premieres tonight, at 9pm, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.