'Love, Nina' to be five-part BBC1 drama

'Love, Nina' to be five-part BBC1 drama

Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s prize-winning Love, Nina (Penguin) will be shown as a five-part drama on BBC One.

The Bookseller revealed in November last year that Hornby was adapting the book, which won the Non-fiction Book of the Year award at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014.

The BBC has commissioned Love, Nina as a drama series of five 30-minute episodes.

The adaptation is Hornby’s first drama for television. He said: “Love, Nina has already attained the status of a modern classic, and I am so happy that I've been given the opportunity to adapt it. We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe's glorious book."

The series will be produced by See-Saw Films, the company behind crime drama “Top Of The Lake”.

A broadcast date has yet to be announced.