Gwyneth Hughes  seven-part adaptation of Vanity Fair starts on ITV on Sunday 2 September . Her film about modern day slavery, Doing Money will be shown on BBC later in the year. Her adaptation of Agatha Christie’s  Death Comes at the End  is due to start filming in Spring 2019 and will be on BBC later that year.  Her version of Anna Karenina is currently in development with Expectation Entertainment.

Penny Woolcock directed 4 episodes of the second series of Ackley Bridge which were on C4 recently and she won an RTS award for her direction.

Michael Eaton and Neil Brand are currently writing the television version of their radio play Breaking on the Waves now called Cohen & Cohan for Double M Films; Michael Eaton’s book: Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend  has now been published and he has recently dramatised  Murder on the Orient Express for Audible and Hackers also for Audible

Pearse Elliott’s The Holy Holy Bus continues to bring in sell-out audiences in Ireland and he has recently completed his BFI funded film version of the play

Phillip Meeks’ play Harpy –  a one-woman show for Sue Pollard – was very  well received at the Edinburgh Fringe this year with sell-out performances.

James Lovelock has written the introduction to The Earth and I, a beautifully produced book by Taschen inspired by his idea of creating a book that would gather essential knowledge about the intricacies of the earth and the human species to help future generations to navigate their surroundings and avoid repeating mistakes of previous civilizations. Contributors include Martin Rees, EO Wilson, John Gray and Bryan urgent essay uk Appleyard