Andrew Davies, (writer behind the BBC's award-winning Bleak House, Little Dorrit and Pride and Prejudice,) said the corporation is interested only in the "popular warhorses" of literary fiction.His planned adaptations of Dombey and Son, one of Charles Dickens' lesser-read stories, and of the Palliser novels by Anthony Trollope, were both scrapped. Instead, the BBC has asked for yet another adaptation of David Copperfield.
I have to say I'm disappointed in this news. I had assumed that when we heard that Davies was working on both of those adaptations that he had already received the green light from the BBC. I don't know that we need another Copperfield? I'm hoping that Middlemarch is still going ahead??
read article at Daily Telegraph