The Paradise star Joanna Vanderham is to star in BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of The Go-Between, TVWise has learned.
Based on the novel of the same name by LP Hartley, The Go-Between follows Leo Colston, who as an elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Joanna Vanderham has been cast as Marian Maudsley in the drama. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Campbell Moore as Trimingham, Ben Batt as Ted Burgess, Lesley Manville as Mrs Maudsley and Jack Hollington as Leo. Jack Cutmore-Scott and Samuel Joslin also star.
The Go-Between is being produced by BBC Drama Production and was adapted by The Musketeers creator Adrian Hodges. Claire Bennett is set to produce, while Adrian Hodges and Sue Hogg will executive produce. Production is set to commence later this year for a 2015 premiere.
A one-off 90 minute drama, The Go-Between is one of four literary dramas that the BBC has ordered as part of their season on classic 20th century literature. The other three dramas are Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie, from Ben Vanstone; DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which hails from Jed Mercurio; and An Inspector Calls, from The Honourable Woman producer Drama Republic.
“As part of our season of 20th century classics The Go-Between is a compelling story of class, sex and innocence which this terrific cast and crew will capture in all its subtlety and power”, said Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning.