Filming has taken place at Highcliffe Castle for the fourth series of ITV’s Mr Selfridge.
Next year is the centenary of Gordon Selfridge taking up residence at the castle. It was the middle of the Great War and his wife set up a convalescent camp for US soldiers.
He was renting the castle but had plans to build a castle of his own on Hengistbury Head.
It will be interesting to see how faithful the story is to history. A recent wedding scene was filmed in the wrong church but at least the film crew was at the right castle.
There will be more filming on Wednesday 17 June when the BBC records an episode of Flog It. The public isÂ welcome to take any antiques along for valuation from 9.30am.