Gaby Chiappe's THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF on the Brit List 2014

Gaby Chiappe's feature film adaptation of the novel THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF by Lissa Evans has been selected for this year's Brit List.

The list is a collection of hot, unproduced screenplays, which are selected by a mixture of UK producers, agents, distributors and sales companies.

This year, there were 140 entries but only 34 scripts made it onto the final list, so it's a fantastic achievement.

THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF is with Number 9 Films, Wildgaze Films and BBC Films, and is scheduled to go into production next year. It's a romantic comedy featuring a love story set against the making of a propaganda film during World War II.

The novel was selected for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, so the accolades are stacking up for this story already. Watch this space for more news on the feature film.

Gaby Chiappe's Episode of THE PARADISE tonight on BBC1


Gaby Chiappe's episode of period drama set in the first Victorian department store, THE PARADISE, transmits tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. The episode was directed by David Drury, and stars Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Vanderham (WHAT MAISIE KNEW), Elaine Cassidy, Emun Elliott (PROMETHEUS) and GAME OF THRONES' Patrick Malahide. The series was created by Bill Gallagher, and is loosely based on the novel by Zola. A new co-production deal between BBC America Worldwide and Masterpiece will see THE PARADISE coming to PBS.