Culture Street

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon is to be adapted into a TV drama by Red Planet, the makers of BBC One's "Death In Paradise".

The story centres on 84-year-old Florence who has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

Cannon’s best-selling debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep was published in 2017. Her second novel Three Things About Elsie was released on 11th January.

Cannon said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Red Planet on bringing Three Things About Elsie to the screen. It's a dream come true to see your words transformed into a script, and I can't think of a better partnership to guide Florence and Elsie on their new journey.”

Belinda Campbell, joint managing director of Red Planet, said: “Three Things About Elsie is an incredibly moving story about what it is to grow older, friendship and the importance of living in the moment. We were all enthralled by the story and jumped at the chance to adapt it for television.”

You Might Also Like

Books

Interview with Courtney Collins, author of The Burial

How did you discover Jessie Hickman’s story?

On September 13, 2012

Books

Your former teenage crush has moved on

By Sophia Whitfield

On October 14, 2012

Books

Artemis Fowl makes it to the big screen

Walt Disney Studios has announced an adaptation of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. The eight book science fiction fantasy series has sold over 20 million books. The...

On July 31, 2013
 

Books

Celebrating London as we lead up to the 2012 London Olympics

By Sophia Whitfield

On July 22, 2012

Books

Watch illustrator Simon Prescott bring to life Marvin Mouse

Illustrators bring to life picture books creating a fantastical world for children to immerse themselves in. In this video you can watch Simon Prescott as he creates the main character...

On July 4, 2016

Books

Who would be your pick to re-write Jane Austen?

On November 1, the much anticipated reworking of Sense and Sensibility, penned by Joanna Trollope, will be released.

On October 10, 2013
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2018 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au