What tv series would you like to commission?

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Monestera Wed 21-Jul-21 21:14:01

I'd like to see a faithful rendering of The Little Princess and series based on the life of Maya Angelou and the life and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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PermanentTemporary Wed 21-Jul-21 21:18:02

Love the sound of all of those!

I would have liked a series of Hunted which wasn't so obviously fake. The first series the faking wasn't so obvious and I loved it but I guess it wasn't dramatic enough. It all made me think it's pretty easy to disappear in this country.

And I would love a documentary made by somebody really good about an adult literacy class.

PaperMonster Wed 21-Jul-21 21:41:37

I’d just like Colin’s Sandwich to be recommissioned. It was awesome.

73kittycat73 Wed 21-Jul-21 22:04:53

How Clean Is you House? Also Buffy and Angel.

Giveszerofox Wed 21-Jul-21 22:13:35

Monkey tennis

RightOnTheEdge Wed 21-Jul-21 22:15:17

A really good version of the Shardlake books.

Monestera Wed 21-Jul-21 22:17:03

And I would love a documentary made by somebody really good about an adult literacy class.

Good one!

A fly on the wall about a local parish council might be interesting.

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Monestera Wed 21-Jul-21 22:18:06

Wheel of Time?

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Okki Wed 21-Jul-21 22:18:58

A remake of Flambards to include the last book.

JMAngel1 Wed 21-Jul-21 22:21:23

I would love the Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway Series - hard to understand why someone hasn't snapped it up.

KillingMeDeftly Wed 21-Jul-21 22:23:32

the life and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Yes to this, preferably based on Elizabeth Chadwick's Eleanor trilogy.

There is a series being filmed with Jane Seymour as Eleanor but I think she's just a subsidiary character in it. Her mother in law is played by none other than Joan Collins!

littledrummergirl Wed 21-Jul-21 22:24:09

The Chronicles of Narnia, all seven books. I would love to see these being made faithfully to the books.

Butterchunks Wed 21-Jul-21 22:27:20

The midnight library. After the first series following the book storyline I'd love to see more seasons following different people and their experiences

Hawdyerwheesht Wed 21-Jul-21 22:35:11

Georgette Heyer novels smile

Buttybach Wed 21-Jul-21 22:37:48

All of Judy Blume's teen books as 1 hour episodes

Aroundtheworldin80moves Wed 21-Jul-21 22:39:39

Rivers of London.

Harry Potter or based in JK Rowlings world.

A series for children about important women through history.

DPotter Wed 21-Jul-21 22:40:57

The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch

The Met Police have a dept for Magical crime......

SnakeyTakey Wed 21-Jul-21 22:41:22


A really good version of the Shardlake books.


I hope some bright spark at Netflix has the same idea. They have pots of cash so could surely make a decent fist of it.

DPotter Wed 21-Jul-21 22:41:33

I've got suggestions for which actors for the main roles too if you're interested....

DorotheaDiamond Wed 21-Jul-21 22:41:51

Def georgette heyer!

Also Anne McCAfferey pern books!

SnakeyTakey Wed 21-Jul-21 22:43:30

OP, I remember reading somewhere a while ago that someone was working on a script for a new version of A Little Princess. But I suppose these things can be shelved or put on hold indefinitely. It's one of my faves though. I'd like to re-watch the series that starred Maureen Lipman as Miss Minchin.

LumpySpacedPrincess Wed 21-Jul-21 22:45:52

The Rivers of London series is going to be made into a tv series.

I would love to see The Lymond Chronicles and a Blakes 7 reboot.

CeaselessWatcher Wed 21-Jul-21 22:48:28

A proper Box of Delight-style faithful adaptation of The Dark is Rising series. On the BBC. I don’t have Netflix or any of that stuff. To start with The Dark is Rising, aired over the Christmas period. In the summer we will have Over Sea Under Stone. I know that one comes first, but the Dark is Rising works better as the first series I think. Then all the others.

It can be brought into the modern age, I don’t mind that. But keep everything else. And for the love of God don’t make Will American or cast Lovejoy as Merriman.

CeaselessWatcher Wed 21-Jul-21 22:48:50


I would love the Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway Series - hard to understand why someone hasn't snapped it up.

I agree!

MrsJackRackham Wed 21-Jul-21 22:48:55

@rightontheedge I came on to say this. Done right it would be awesome.

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