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BBC to screen Zadie Smith, Evelyn Waugh adaptations

In the UK, the BBC has announced it will screen adaptations of Zadie Smith’s NW (Penguin) and Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall (various imprints) later this year, reports the Bookseller. Smith’s novel, which follows the lives of four characters from North West London, will be developed into a 90-minute drama. Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli said the novel ‘has all the ingredients of an outstanding piece of drama … exploring themes of migration, class and friendship against the backdrop of a perfectly-observed London’. The adaptation of Decline and Fall, a satire based on Waugh’s school years and experience as a teacher, will screen in three parts and will mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death.


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