AFTER a week of intensive work involving buckets of paint and a cherrypicker, Bournemouth’s biggest artwork is revealed in all its glory.

The Sanditon mural - at the unlikely location of the junction at Rutland Road and Charminster Avenue - was commissioned by ITV to celebrate its current costume drama Sanditon, based on Jane Austen’s last and unfinished novel.

Artist David Downes spent a week creating the mural in the open air, watched by locals as he brought his enormous vision to life.

Sanditon tells the story of the spirited Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the charming Sidney Parker.When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town.