Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

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.

Latest Blog
Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd