Nicholls wins BAFTA for Patrick Melrose adaptation

Nicholls wins BAFTA for Patrick Melrose adaptation

Author David Nicholls has won a BAFTA TV Craft award for best drama writer for his adaptation of the Patrick Melrose novels.

The One Day (Hodder) author was up against Lennie James for “Save Me”, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for “Killing Eve” and Russell T. Davies for “A Very English Scandal” in the category.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Melrose in a Sky Atlantic five-part miniseries based on the stories by Edward St Aubyn, the show also scooped a production design award at a ceremony in London on Sunday (28th April).

Nicholls told the audience: “To be on a list with someone like Russell T. Davies or Phoebe or Lennie is extraordinary to me, really extraordinary.

“I’d like to thank the cast and crew – fantastic, the best you could hope for, and that extraordinary, committed performance from Benedict.

“It could have been terrible, this programme ,and there was such commitment from the cast and the crew and everyone involved.”

Nicholls’ new novel Sweet Sorrow (Hodder & Stoughton) is released in July.