Wakefield setting for Austen TV drama

EAGLE-EYED viewers might spot Wakefield on TV next week if they tune in to an ITV drama next week.

Lost in Austen, which will hit TV screens on Wednesday, September 3 was partly filmed in the Merrie City last year.

Hailed as a modern take on the Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice, the four-part series tells the story of a 21st-century girl who gets the chance to swap places with one of the characters in the novel set in Georgian Britain.

Amanda Price, played by Jemima Rooper of Channel 4's Sugar Rush, is disillusioned with her own life in London and soon finds herself living the life of Elizabeth Bennet, (played by Gemma Arterton, who appeared alongside Russell Brand in the movie St Trinians), when they bump into each other in the bathroom.

Realising she has joined the action at the very start of the story, she gets to know Elizabeth's sisters and prepares to meet Mr Darcy (played by Elliot Cowan), as she battles to keep the world-famous love story on track.

The disused Yorkshire Bank building on Westgate became Amanda Price's workplace for the series and the Beluga Lounge on Market Street, was the set of a swanky London wine bar.

The programme will start at 9pm on ITV1.

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