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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

"Speaking of period set dramas, ITV is teaming up with Poldark's and Victoria's Mammoth Screen to turn J.G. Farrell's WW2 novel THE SINGAPORE GRIP into a six episode series. The story is based around a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. As 'Deadline' reports, it follows rubber merchant Walter Blackett, his wife Sylvia, ruthless daughter Joan and spoilt son Monty, who live a life of luxury, seemingly untouched by the troubles in Europe. However, the story takes a turn when the son of his business partner Mr Webb becomes involved with his daughter Joan before falling under the spell of Vera Chiang, a mysterious Chinese refugee. Christopher Hampton (Atonement, The Quiet American), who won an Oscar for Dangerous Liaisons, is penning the scrip"
From Hollywood Spy



Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

I cannot recommend Farrell's _Empire Trilogy_ strongly enough. His writing is lapdiary: every incident reflects back on the themes of the book. It's also hilarious. I imaging most readers of TMP will find some interest in the books which deal with, respectively, The Sepoy Rising, The Troubles, and Japanese conquest of Singapore. I hope this adaptation is 1/10th as good as the book.

4DJones14 Feb 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

I hope they dramatise the other two books. …I think 'The Troubles' was done some time ago.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 10:10 a.m. PST



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