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BBC to film adaptation of Christopher Reid poem

1st July 2010

The BBC is to mark National Poetry Day with a 'powerful and visually arresting' film based on a work by Costa Book Award winner Christopher Reid.

A dramatisation of Reid's narrative poem The Song Of Lunch will be broadcast on October 7th on BBC Two and will star Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.

The film tells the tale of a book editor who meets a former lover for lunch at the Soho restaurant they frequented 15 years earlier. While she is living a glamorous life in Paris, he has fallen on hard times and the nostalgia of the meeting gradually sours into recrimination.

Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two, commented: 'We hope that audiences will enjoy this dramatisation of Christopher Reid's touching and witty poem and maybe feel inspired to indulge in a little more poetry themselves.'

Reid won the GBP 30,000 2009 Costa Book of the Year award for his collection A Scattering, which is his poetic account of the grief and loss that accompanied his late wife's diagnosis with cancer and subsequent death.

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