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‘Animals’ producer Sarah Brocklehurst options two new books (exclusive)

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‘Animals’ producer Sarah Brocklehurst options two new books (exclusive)
Super Gran’ and ‘The Outrun’ will be adapted through Sarah Brocklehurst Productions.

UK producer Sarah Brocklehurst has optioned two new books, following the recent release of literary adaptation and Sundance hit Animals.

Sarah Brocklehurst Productions has picked up Forrest Wilson’s Super Gran, about a witty Scottish grandmother who gains superpowers and defends her grandson and elderly friends from a dangerous criminal.

The book sold 750,000 copies when first published in 1978 and was turned into an Emmy-winning TV series in the 1980s, which sold worldwide.

The feature is being scripted by filmmaker Keri Collins, who won a Bafta Cymru in 2014 for feature debut Convenience.
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Rupert Evans's favourite TV

The Fleming, Lucan and Hellboy star on his viewing pros and woes

Unmissable show?

The Newsroom. I love the pace. Jeff Daniels is brilliant as the anchor and Emily Mortimer's very good as well. I loved The West Wing; it's my favourite ever television show. I've always loved the writing of Aaron Sorkin. He cleverly intersperses big issues alongside personal relationships. That always interests me, the idea of looking at public issues and the private.

Earliest TV memory?

Super Gran. It was a children's teatime programme on in the 1980s, about a Scottish grandmother who has super powers. It had a very distinctive theme tune, originally by Billy Connolly. It was quite rocking, actually!

Bring back…

It's pretty old school… The World At War. They'd never make it now – they'd probably not get the money – but it just has such extraordinary documentary footage of that war and interviews with
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