Avon Valley Railway features in new Lily James drama

Lily James & Emily Beecham

Avon Valley Railway at Bitton will be featuring in the BBCs newest drama The Pursuit of Love which airs this Sunday evening.

It’s based on the 1945 novel by Nancy Mitford, with Lily James and Emily Beecham starring in the adaptation as two young women looking for love.

The drama, which also stars Andrew Scott, was filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios at Whitchurch Lane, with filming also taking place last September at Bitton Station, masquerading as London Victoria, whilst the inside of several vintage carriages were used for scenes depicting travel to Oxford and even onto the Continent.

Filming at Bitton Station last September

Avon Valley Railway says that with the crew using several other locations around Bristol and Bath, the station was ideally placed to help turn the directors’ vision into reality.

Tune into BBC One this Sunday at 9pm for the first episode. If you can’t wait to see the remaining episodes they’ll be available to download from BBC iPlayer.

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