New period drama The Pursuit Of Love starring Lily James and Dominic West was partly filmed in Oxfordshire.

The series, based on a novel by Nancy Mitford, started on BBC1 on Sunday.

While some scenes were filmed in Bath, Bristol and Somerset, viewers in Oxfordshire may have spotted a local landmark, Rousham House near Steeple Aston.

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This 1635 Jacobean house is used as the Radlett family home, Alconleigh.

In real life it is the home of the Cottrell-Dormer family.

Oxford Mail:

An adaptation of the classic Nancy Mitford novel of the same name, it is set in the interwar period and follows Linda Radlett’s (Lily James) journey to find love.

The original book forms part of a trilogy and is narrated by Linda’s cousin Fanny Logan, who is also Linda's best friend.

Some viewers may have found it awkward watching actor Dominic West play his co-star Lily James' father, Matthew Radlett, in the adaption.

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Dominic's overbearing and short-tempered character was seen in frequent outbursts at lily's heroine Linda - including one scene in which he was threatening his daughter with a whip and also saying he would 'thrash' the character in shock scenes.

Oxford Mail:

Some scenes also featured Linda and Fanny visiting Oxford University where they witnessed undergraduates swimming in the river but did not join in.

In October, Lily, 32, and married Dominic, 51, were caught enjoying what appeared to be an intimate weekend in Rome.

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The landscape gardens of Rousham House are regarded among the finest of William Kent.

Oxford Mail:

One veteran of the Battle of Blenheim, whose family had been Oxfordshire residents long before the former Royal Park upon which Blenheim Palace now stands was given to the Churchills, was Lieut Gen James Dormer.

Oxford Mail:

In the 18th century he engaged William Kent to design a garden and alter his 17th-century house at Rousham.