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Friday, 28 February 2014

Steve Pemberton to adapt Mapp And Lucia

The BBC have announced that Steve Pemberton will adapt EF Benson’s Mapp And Lucia Adapted by The series set in the small English town of Tilling, celebrates and lampoons the snobberies and pretensions of small town life.

It takes place over the summer of 1930 when Mrs Emmeline Lucas, known to her friends as Lucia, decides to take a holiday in the charming Queen Anne town of Tilling…

Writer Steve Pemberton says: “As a long-time fan of EF Benson's 'Mapp And Lucia' novels, I'm incredibly proud and privileged to be scripting a brand-new adaptation for the BBC.

"I feel sure viewers will relish their time in Tilling, and will enjoy watching the slyly scheming Mapp take on the gloriously haughty Lucia in a dizzying round of bitter bridge parties, devious dinners and malicious musical evenings.

"Benson's deplorably funny novels and cast of subversive, eccentric characters have been entertaining readers for over 90 years, and I hope to bring Tilling thrillingly to life. But be warned: this is no jolly period romp. This is a series about a war. May the worst-behaved woman win.”

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