The Pursuit Of Love. Image shows from L to R: Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham), Linda Radlett (Lily James)
The Pursuit Of Love

The Pursuit Of Love

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2021
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

A comedy drama adaptation of Nancy Mitford's celebrated 1945 novel. Also features Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Assaad Bouab, Dolly Wells and more.

The Pursuit Of Love. Image shows from L to R: Linda Radlett (Lily James), Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Stars
Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Assaad Bouab, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Shazad Latif, Annabel Mullion and more
Writers
Nancy Mitford, Emily Mortimer and Florence Walker
Directors
Emily Mortimer and Steve Robinson
Producers
Rhonda Smith, Charles Collier, Matthew Read, Frith Tiplady, Emily Mortimer, Lily James, Angharad Wood, Nicholas Marston and more
Companies

Based on Nancy Mitford's celebrated 1945 novel, The Pursuit Of Love is a romantic comedy drama about love and friendship. Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan.

Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, the two women are on the hunt for the ideal husband. Their friendship is put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart, to increasingly wild and outrageous places. As social and political divisions split the nation, their diverging choices raise personal questions that remain intensely relevant today - questions about freedom, about love and sex, and the mystery of the human heart.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 9th May 2021 at 9pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 9pm on BBC One

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