A mammoth task

A mammoth task

“There is something very satisfying about finding something on a bookshelf and turning it into a programme,” Mammoth Screen m.d. Damien Timmer reveals from the television production company’s Fitzrovia’s offices as he explains why he chooses to adapt so many novels for the small screen.

Timmer, former head of drama for ITV Productions, launched the production company 10 years ago and it now has a string of stellar credits, including “Poldark”, the last series of which which transfixed around six million viewers per episode. Mammoth’s adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW (Hamish Hamilton) earned ...

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