HAWORTH residents are being invited to join Charlotte Brontë for her marriage to Arthur Bell Nicholls.

They are being asked to line Church Street when the famous daughter of the village clergyman, the Rev Patrick Brontë, ties the knot next month.

The BBC has issued the invitation to all local people as part of a recreation of the wedding from the mid-1800s.

Charlotte married her father’s church assistant after publication of her novel Jane Eyre and the death of sisters Anne and Emily.

BBC Bristol is re-enacting the ceremony as part of a TV series due to be shown in 2016 to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte’s birth.

Living Like A Brontë will also be part of a year-long BBC season focusing on classic literature in a bid to get more people in the UK reading.

Filming is being carried out with support from staff at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth.

Museum spokesman, Rebecca Yorke, said: “Haworth and the Parsonage are great locations for film and TV, and with Charlotte’s bicentenary year just around the corner, we are receiving even more media enquiries than usual.

“We are very excited to be working with BBC Bristol on its documentary Living Like A Brontë and are looking forward to welcoming them to the parsonage next month.

“The BBC would like residents of Haworth and the surrounding area to line Church Street and celebrate as Charlotte leaves the church on her wedding day.”

Filming will take place outside the museum on December 11, and anyone interested should contact rebecca.yorke@bronte.org.uk in order to receive further information.

Living Like a Brontë will be screened next spring as two 60-minute episodes.

Journalist and broadcaster, Martha Kearney; columnist and author, Lucy Mangan; and novelist, Helen Oyeyemi, are travelling to the parsonage, home of the Brontë sisters, to discover the stories behind their classic novels Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey.

A BBC spokesman said: “With help from a range of experts, each presenter will explore one of the Brontës in detail.

“By re-living the sisters’ daily routines, visiting the key places in their world and immersing themselves in their letters and diaries, and through the sisters’ interactions with each other, they’ll discover what it was that served as their sources of inspiration.”

The BBC Get Reading season will also include Brontës At The BBC, showcasing excerpts from the many TV adaptations of Brontë works, and To Walk Invisible, a new drama about the Brontë sisters written by Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley creator, Sally Wainwright.