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The Duchess & Bridgerton: See Bath on iPlayer now ... and Netflix soon!

If you didn't catch Bath on the 'The Duchess' on BBC One this weekend, fear not: you can watch it on BBC iPlayer until 16 August 2020 (available to viewers in the UK only).

The 2008 film based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the late 18th Century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish - the Duchess of Devonshire - stars Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling and Dominic Cooper. The period drama also features some of Bath's most famous sights including The Royal Crescent, The Assembly Rooms, The Holburne Museum and beautifully recreates 18th Century society.

The Duchess won both an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Costume Drama in 2009 and is just one of a number of high-profile movies to use as a location supported by Bath Film Office. Other major films to feature the city include Vanity Fair (2004), Dracula (2006), Persuasion (2007) and Les Miserables (2013). And we reported earlier this year, the city hit the small screen as the location for brand new ITV detective series McDonald and Dodds.

And looking ahead ...
Captured on set of Bridgerton (Netflix, 2020) (C) Image: Artur Lesniak / Reach)

We cannot wait for the release later this year of Bridgerton, an eight-part season with an impressive cast, based on a series of historical romance novels written by Julia Quinn. The series, which is slated for its premiere on Netflix later this year, saw filming take over parts of Bath over several months in the summer and autumn of 2019. Following the ten-strong Bridgerton Family, its ensemble cast includes Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls), Polly Walker (Line of Duty), Golda Rosheuvel (Silent Witness), Jonathan Bailey (W1A), Claudia Jessie (Vanity Fair), Ben Miller and - if that wasn't enough - features Julie Andrews as the series' narrator.

Keep your eyes peeled for the hotly anticipated release date!

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