Online Talk: North and South with Sandy Welch – Adapting a TV Classic
Part of North and South Season to celebrate Elizabeth Gaskell’s Birthday
We are delighted to welcome Bafta-award winning writer Sandy Welch as she joins us for a night to explore her classic BBC TV adaptation of North and South, starring Richard Armitage (John Thornton) and Daniela Denby-Ashe (Margaret Hale). Screenwriter Sandy is responsible for top TV adaptations including Our Mutual friend, Jane Eyre and Emma. Her adaptation of North and South was a huge hit, perfectly encapsulating the story, themes and atmosphere of Elizabeth Gaskell’s original novel. So how did she approach the work? What did she chose to leave out? And why does the TV series have such a big fan base today? Now is your chance to hear the inside story from this incredible writer on the anniversary of Elizabeth Gaskell’s birthday.
The evening will be hosted by writer and journalist Caroline Malcolm-Boulton.
The discussion will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.
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7pm - 8pm