The Sunday evening ITV series Mr Selfridge will not feature Highcliffe Castle.
But ITV is intending to continue the story next year when there will be an opportunity to recall the time when Gordon Selfridge lived at Highcliffe Castle. He so loved the castle which he was renting that he planned to build his own castle on Hengistbury Head.
He even bought the land and commissioned architect Philip Tilden to design the monster Disney-style home.
Fortunately the store owner ran out of money. But he and his family are buried in St Mark’s chuchyard at Highcliffe.
The Bournemouth Evening Echo has been looking at the Selfridge links.