Lily James, Emily Beecham star in BBC elevant and funny costume drama for modern women (VIDEO)

a cat lying on top of a table next to a sink: James (left) and Beecham in a scene from the upcoming romantic drama series ‘The Pursuit of Love’. ― Picture courtesy of BBC First © Provided by Malay Mail James (left) and Beecham in a scene from the upcoming romantic drama series ‘The Pursuit of Love’. ― Picture courtesy of BBC First

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 ― English beauties Lily James and Emily Beecham play two best friends who navigate the complexities of love and life in the upcoming BBC First romantic comedy-drama miniseries The Pursuit of Love.

Set between the World Wars in Europe, the adaptation of the celebrated 1945 Nancy Mitford novel of the same name follows the adventures and misadventures of the fearless Linda Radlett (James) and her cousin Fanny Logan (Beecham).

It isn’t the first time the leading ladies have stepped back into the past for roles – James was previously in Rebecca, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Dig while Beecham starred in the BCC TV series The Village.

Lily James, Emily Beecham star in BBC elevant and funny costume drama for modern women (VIDEO)