The Pursuit of Love

Three-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel following cousins and best friends Linda Radlett (Lily James) and Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) whose friendship is put to the test when they choose very different paths on their hunt for the ideal husband.

Filmed during Summer 2020 at The Bottle Yard and on location in Bristol and Bath. Studio sets included interiors and exteriors of Linda’s London home ‘Cheyne Walk House’, as well as interiors for ‘Alconleigh’ and ‘Merlinford’ estates, Beverly Hills Hotel and The Ritz. Parts of Paris were also re-created at The Bottle Yard with the help of CGI, including Gare du Nord station.

Received a Special Mention in the 2020 Production Guild of Great Britain Awards for being one of the first High-end TV dramas to begin filming after the UK-wide filming hiatus caused by the first Covid-19 lockdown.


  • Format: TV

  • Genre: Drama, Romantic Comedy

  • Released: 2021

  • Channel: BBC One/Amazon Prime Video

  • Production companies: Open Book Productions, Moonage Pictures

  • Writer: Emily Mortimer

  • Director: Emily Mortimer

  • Producer: Rhonda Smith