Jo Brand pens BBC drama

One-off based on her last novel

Jo Brand is writing a new one-off drama for the BBC.

The comedian told the Radio Times that she is currently working on the script, which she hopes will be as dark as her NHS-based BBC Four series Getting On.

She said: ‘Rather fantastically, the BBC has commissioned me to write a 90-minute drama, which I'm really pleased about. It's based on my novel The More You Ignore Me.

‘It's set in the countryside and it's about being obsessed with somebody.’

The More You Ignore Me, which was released last year, is about how a five-year-old girl copes when her mother is whisked off to a psychiatric hospital after she climbs naked on to the roof, a pet guinea pig in her arms.

Published: 9 Nov 2010

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