Frank comes to the gogglebox

December 11, 2008 by  
Filed under News

The BBC have announced that its adaption of Anne Frank’s diaries is to air in January 2009. The series, which started filming in October 2007, has finally been found a slot in the new year schedule and will show in five half-hour increments.

The team behind the new show is fairly illustrious. Jon Jones seems to be making a habit of taking people’s personal diaries and laying them bear for all to see, having previously directed the Alan Clark Diaries, and Deborah Moggach is the BAFTA nominated screenwriter who adapted Pride and Prejudice for the big screen in the 2005 Kiera Knightley version.

In front of the camera, the names are perhaps a little less well known. 18 year old relative newcomer Ellie Kendrick is to star as Anne Frank, supported by talents like Tamsin Greig of BBC stalwart the Archers as well as anarchic comedy Black Books and journeyman actor Iain Glen, who has appeared in everything from Lara Croft and Kingdom of Heaven to Resident Evil and…um…Gorillas in the Mist.  We are reserving judgement.