Saturday, September 01, 2012

Hilary Mantel Books Set for Mini-Series

The fictionalized life of Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, is to be brought to TV in six-hour adaptation and expected to be broadcast in late 2013.

From a story in the Guardian...

Stressing the channel's commitment to drama in the face of cuts that from the new year will ravage the daytime schedule, BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow – who named Wolf Hall as among her favourite books of recent years – said the novels were "right in the cross hairs of what BBC2 viewers will enjoy".

"I think there is a cumulative, mounting hunger for the [dramas] that we do," said Hadlow. "That doesn't mean that all of them will be massive audience drivers but I think what drama injects into the channel is of such value … something so powerful that you'd want to protect that at all costs."

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