To coincide with James Lovelock’s 100th birthday his new book Novacene, The Coming Age of Hyperintellignce is published in July by Penguin and his autobiography, Homage to Gaia will be republished by Profile.

In televison Gwyneth Hughes  seven-part adaptation of Vanity Fair is being repeated on ITV . Her film about the  prosecution of an honour killing, Honour, starts shooting in  September starring Keely Hawes  Her version of Anna Karenina is currently in development with Expectation Entertainment and her ballets Geisha and Merlin are due  to premiere in 2020 with Northern Ballet

Penny Woolcock directed the first 2 episodes of the third series of Ackley Bridge which were on C4 recently and she has won an RTS award for her direction.

Michael Eaton wrote the dramatised version Murder on the Orient Express for Audible.  Also for Audible he has written adaptations of The Vault and Hackers.  He is also Script Producer on Help  for Lime Pictures

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