Just over a week now until the adaptation of my novel The Poison Tree premieres on ITV1 and to say I’m excited is an understatement. I’ll write at length about the experience of seeing my work brought to the screen closer to the broadcast. In the meantime, these two very different clips give you an idea of the differences – and similiarities – between the book and its dramatisation.
Here’s the teaser for the drama, starring Myanna Buring as Karen, Matthew Goode as Rex and Ophelia Lovibond as Biba.
And here’s the beautiful short film that HYPtv made to promote my novel when it was published by Hodder in 2010. I don’t know who the girl playing Biba is here, but she has a lovely way with a vintage parasol.
The Poison Tree is a) still available in all good bookshops and b) on ITV1 at 9pm on December 10th, 2012.