Monday 23 October 2017

EastEnders boss brings Graham Norton's murder-mystery novel to TV

Graham Norton's debut novel, Holding, will be produced for television by the former boss of EastEnders.
Graham Norton's debut novel, Holding, will be produced for television by the former boss of EastEnders.
Chat show host Graham Norton

Graham Norton's debut novel, Holding, will be produced for television by the former boss of EastEnders.

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, who served as executive producer of the soap for almost three years, announced that Blueprint Television has won the rights to the chat show host's book, about a murder in a rural Irish community.

Treadwell-Collins, who is now head of television at the production company that made films such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and In Bruges, wrote on Twitter: "Very excited to announce that we've won the television rights to #readholding."

In his last few months running the BBC soap, he oversaw the death of Peggy Mitchell and the return of Ross Kemp as her son Grant.

Norton launched his novel with a party at London department store Liberty last night, where he joked he had sold the rights for enough money to buy the shop.

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