Belle Books & Stories
John Lunn - Downton Abbey
Kay meets Emmy award-winning composer John Lunn who explains how he produces beautiful and enduring music for TV and film including Shetland, Grantchester, The Last Kingdom, Belgravia and, of course, Downton Abbey.
Philippa Donovan : Literary Scout Film & TV
Literary scouting is a hidden area within publishing - it’s where literature intersects with film and tv. Expert Literary Scout, Philippa Donovan loves her work - an excellent editor, with an eye for a compelling story and the vision to create an unforgettable package. Philippa has worked for some of the biggest producers, responsible for screen adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Friend, Brittania, as well as The Walking Dead. Find out what the role involves and her recommendations for anyone starting out in the industry today. Along the way, she references some brilliant adaptations - The Favourite, Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit - and how stories from the past can still work today.
John Preston - Maxwell
Fall - The Mystery of Robert Maxwell.John Preston - bestselling author of A Vey English Scandal tells the jaw-dropping life story of the notorious business tycoon Robert MaxwellIn Feb 1991 Robert Maxwell made a triumphal entrance into New York harbour on board his luxury yacht Lady Ghislane - 10 months later he disappeared from the same yacht off the Canary Islands, only to be found dead soon afterwards.Richard, who once worked for Maxwell owned companies, discusses this gripping book, and Maxwell's life, with John.https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/belle-books-stories-podcast-bookshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/fall/john-preston/9780241388679
Helen Lederer - Losing It
What a great story - Helen's career from Naked Video to Bottom to Absolutely Fabulous.She's made so many of us laugh with her outstanding comedy performances and distinctive writing. Author of Losing It - a hilarious story with hints of Helen at every turn - it was nominated for a PG Wodehouse and Edinburgh Book Festival award. But Helen's not taking it easy. She started the Comedy Women in Print Awards to highlight great funny women writers and with Marian Keyes amongst other great judges, it's an enormous achievement. Check out www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk and see winners, how to get involved and how to support this unique event. But first, listen to this warm and funny lady and her incredible career to date. https://www.comedywomeninprint.co.ukwww.helenlederer.co.uk