A Christmas Carol filming for BBC

BBC One

A new drama adaptation of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol starts filming this week for BBC One.

Hardy, Son and Baker, a production company co-founded by actor Tom Hardy, is making the three-part drama along with Scott Free London. The two companies have already worked together on the period series Taboo. 

Steven Knight has written the adaptation, building on a working relationship with Hardy that has included Taboo, Peaky Blinders and the 2013 feature film Locke.

Knight and Hardy will also executive produce alongside Scott Free, Katye Crowe, Dean Baker and Piers Wenger.

“Steven's unique ability to reimagine the past and to turn it into must-see drama makes him the perfect writer to reimagine Dickens' most famous works for a new generation,” said Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, when the series was first announced.

“In A Christmas Carol, that most familiar of Dickens' stories, he has found the perfect place to start.”

Knight plans to adapt a selection of Dickens’ novels for the small screen in the coming years.

 



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