1920s, Oxfordshire. On the brink of adulthood, Linda Radlett (Lily James) and her beloved cousin Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) are stuck in the countryside, impatiently waiting for life to begin so they can escape the confines of Alconleigh.
Linda, who has lived her life under the terrifying regime of Uncle Matthew (Dominic West), dreams of excitement and adventure. But Fanny, abandoned by her mother The Bolter (Emily Mortimer) and raised by her Aunt Emily (Annabel Mullion), is more concerned with comfort and stability.
When their glamorous neighbour Lord Merlin (Andrew Scott) brings Tony Kroesig (Freddie Fox) to their coming out ball, Linda falls hopelessly in love with him.
However, sensing Fanny’s disapproval of the match, it’s not long before Linda pushes Fanny away and leaves her beloved cousin feeling left behind.
The Pursuit Of Love is adapted and directed by Emily Mortimer and produced by Open Book Productions and Moonage Pictures for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
The Pursuit Of Love begins Sunday 09th May at 9pm on BBC One.