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Lily James and Emily Beecham to star in the BBC adaptation of The Pursuit of Love

Emily Mortimer, Lily James and Emily Beecham (Credit: BBC)

Written and directed by Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love tells a story about the complexities of love and friendship starring Lily James (War & Peace), Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands), Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Dominic West (Brassic).

Set in Europe between the times of World War one and two, the series follows the adventures of the charismatic and confident Linda Radlett (James) and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan (Beecham).

Steven Knight to adapt Great Expectations for BBC One

Steven Knight (Credit: BBC)

The six-part limited series is the second Dickens novel Knight has adapted, following A Christmas Carol last year.

Knight will once again be partnering up with producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy to bring the novel to life.

Great Expectations tells the coming-of-age story of orphan Pip, who dreams of being a gentleman and winning the heart of the beautiful but cold Estella.

Initially the story was released by Dickens as weekly chapters starting in December 1860, before it was published as a complete novel.