Fri, 18/06/2010 - 08:08
Fans of BBC2's "Mastercrafts" are campaigning for a second series of the show, which has a tie-in from F&W-owned David & Charles.
Ukhandmade.co.uk launched a petition, with a Mastercrafts Facebook page attracting 1,500 fans and...
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:50
The BBC1 adaptation of Henning Mankell’s Wallander (Vintage) series scooped one of the biggest prizes at last night’s (6th June) BAFTAs, with actor Kenneth Branagh taking home the leading actor gong.
The supporting actress award went to Rebecca Hall for her role in Red Riding 1974, the gritty Channel 4...
Sun, 06/06/2010 - 09:39
Bloomsbury is building on its River Cottage publishing with a recipe book for cooking for babies and young children. The River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Nikki Duffy, introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, will be out in March 2011.
Meanwhile, an eight-part adaptation of Fearnley-Whittingstall's River...
Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:50
ITV1 is to expand its forthcoming Vera Stanhope adaptation, based on Ann Cleeves’ novel Hidden Depths (Pan Macmillan) into a series.
The broadcaster has taken the "rare move" of commissioning more episodes before the pilot episode, based on the Northumbria-set novel, has been screened.
Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:18
"Book-related guests" will feature on Channel 4's new evening programme "The Five O'Clock Show" starting on 31st May.
The daily magazine show is filling the tea-time gap left by "The Paul O'Grady Show", which ended in December last year. Each week a different guest celebrity will chat to a...
Wed, 28/04/2010 - 10:29
Channel Five’s “The Wright Stuff” is to feature Joanne Harris’ new thriller Blueeyedboy (Doubleday) on Friday 14th May, as part of its new 15-minute “Wright Club Reads” strand.
The strand, first lined up for April, is to launch on a later date than anticipated due to election coverage....
Tue, 27/04/2010 - 12:21
The story of a 19-century prostitute and the domestic lives of the Georgian populace are to reach TV screens in a series of commissions for BBC2 this year.
Michel Faber's Victorian-set novel The Crimson Petal and the White will be adapted into a four-part drama while historian Amanda Vickery's Behind Closed Doors...
Fri, 23/04/2010 - 10:42
Anova Books has acquired the tie-in title to a new BBC2 series starring explorer Bruce Parry in a deal announced at London Book Fair.
John Lee, publisher of Anova imprint Conway, acquired world rights for Arctic. He said: "The advance was sensible and in line with Anova's sales expectations for such a strong TV tie-in....
Tue, 13/04/2010 - 06:52
Sky1's daytime show "Angela & Friends" is cutting its review slot from weekly to fortnightly, as the daily show undergoes a raft of changes. The new book slot begins next Tuesday (20th April).
Renamed "Between the Covers", the new slot will be broadcast every other Tuesday instead of every Wednesday. Alex...
Mon, 12/04/2010 - 13:16
Director of "Gladiator" Ridley Scott is to produce a four-hour mini series based on Robert Harris’ Roman Empire-based besteller Pompeii (Arrow).
The production is a partnership between Sony Pictures Television; Scott’s film and TV production company Scott Free Television; German media company Tandem...