Entries by Phil

CHANNEL 4’S FILMS TO MARK THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 75TH

Arrow Media are making two films to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, both of which are presented by Dermot O’Leary. The first will be broadcast on Sunday 13 September at 7pm and is called Battle of Britain: Last of the Few. The second will go out at 8pm on Battle of […]

TANNER ON TV

I’ve learned that a healthy amount of scepticism is needed when it comes to film or TV deals, but the rights to the Jack Tanner novels have been bought by Green Door Pictures, Idris Elba’s production company, and they are actively working with Carnival (Downton Abbey etc.) to get Tanner into production. Briefs have been […]

ADMIN BOX

I’m half way through Volume 2 of The War in the West, but this year I’ve also been working on my first book about the Second World War in Burma, and specifically, the Defence of the Admin Box in the Arakan in February 1944. Back in February 1944, a rag-taggle collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, […]