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Steven Knight To Adapt Charles Dickens Novels For BBC | TV News

  BBC One has announced that Steven Knight, acclaimed writer of Peaky Blinders and Taboo, will pen a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens novels for the channel. The idea is for Knight to put his own spin on the classic tales to create a sort of boxset of of adaptations over the next few years, with A Christmas Carol[…]

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New ‘War Of The Worlds’ Adaptation Coming To BBC | TV News

  H.G. Wells‘ classic 1898 novel, War Of The Worlds, now often seems to be connected with the 2005 Steven Spielberg adaptation as opposed to any other adaptation. The contemporary setting – and 9/11 allusions – of the film updated it for a new audience, but the BBC is aiming to adapt the source material into a new three hour[…]

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Piers Wenger To Replace Polly Hill As BBC’s Head Of Drama | TV News

  There’s a new drama chief in town, and he goes by the name Wenger. Former Doctor Who chief executive, Piers Wenger, is to succeed the departing Polly Hill for one of the most powerful jobs in Broadcasting, the BBC’s head of drama.   Wenger is currently Channel 4’s head of drama, his BBC credits including Parades End, starring Benedict[…]

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