Bath City Language Coaching Sees the Stars of Jane Austen’s Persuasion


Bath City Language Coaching catches the stars, extras and crew getting ready to film a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion in the Royal Crescent, Bath. Simon reads some quotes from Persuasion, which show what Jane Austen really felt about Bath. One second after filming, Bath City Language Coaching was told off by one of the Persuasion film crew as it is meant to be Top Secret. So watch this video now, just in case Jane Austen comes back to haunt me. What more persuasion do you need?

THE 24th JUNE 2021

Bath City Language Coaching got a leaflet through the door stating the film production crew’s intentions to film scenes of Persuasion by Jane Austen over the week of 21st to 25th of June. So, armed with my gimbal, mobile phone, and copy of Beastly Bath, I went along to watch.

In the video you will see the stars and extras sitting around in full Jane Austen-era costumes (including 2021 face masks), drinking tea and rehearsing their lines of dialogue. Most looked a bit fed-up with all the waiting around, and they looked even less happy when I started reading quotes from Persuasion about how Jane Austen really felt about Bath and the people she saw there.


A second after I had finished making my video, a member of the film crew came up to me and told me not to film because it was meant to be Top Secret. Top Secret? In Bath’s most popular tourist attraction? There were over a hundred tourists watching and filming what was going on. Luckily, I persuaded him that I wasn’t a member of the press, and he let me off when I said it was for my Bath City Language Coaching website (I didn’t mention my YouTube Channel).

The film crew bloke wouldn’t tell me who was doing the filming, if it was a TV or film, or who the main actors are. But when Persuasion comes out, you’ll be able to tell your friends that you saw a video from Bath showing what happens behind the scenes.

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