Gwyneth Hughes  seven-part adaptation of Vanity Fair has finished filming  and will be shown on ITV later in the year. Her film about modern day slavery, Doing Money is in pre-production and 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 September and will be on BBC in the spring 2019.  Her version of Anna Karenina is currently in development with Expectation Entertainment.

Penny Woolcock’s   production of The Pearl Fishers at Los Angeles Opera received standing ovations  and she has started filming  the second series of Ackley Bridge for the Forge/C4.
Michael Eaton and Neil Brand are currently writing the television version of their radio play Breaking on the Waves now called Cohen & Cohen 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

Pearse Elliott’s The Holy Holy Bus continues to bring in sell-out audiences in Ireland

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