'Eastenders' boss bringing Norton's novel to small screen
Chat show king Graham Norton has plenty of reason to smile: his debut novel, 'Holding', is to be turned into a TV show.
Former 'Eastenders' producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins announced that his production company Blueprint Television had snapped up the rights to the book.
Blueprint Pictures previously worked on 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and 'In Bruges'.
Norton's novel is a murder mystery set in the sleepy town of Duneen.
It tells the story of Sergeant PJ Collins, an underworked and overweight local garda who launches an investigation when a skeleton is unearthed on a construction site.
The book was launched in Liberty in London this week where Norton joked he had sold the rights for such an exorbitant amount he could afford to buy the luxury department store.
Norton will discuss the book in Dublin's Mansion House next Monday.
During his time working on 'Eastenders', Mr Treadwell-Collins oversaw the death of Peggy Mitchell.