The writer of Lark Rise to Candleford is to return to BBC1 with a new series based on French novelist Emile Zola's The Ladies' Paradise, a rags to riches story about a young girl in the 1890s.
I read this Zola book a few yars ago and simply loved it (my review is here). I gather it is being relocated from Paris to Manchester - cannot help but feel that if the BBC can move most of its functions from London to Salford it could film in Paris. They seem to have enough money to chuck around - witness the blanket coverage of the Glastonbury Festival where the BBC staff is in triple figures and has booked up every hotel for miles around.
BUT I am off again so ignore me and read this article. Much though I love the Divine Jane, Dickens and the Brontes, good to see them tackling another author