The Ticket to Happiness is published today
Kate Thompson’s wartime saga Secrets of the Singer Girls has been optioned by Bandit TV.
Bandit TV, producers of Sky’s Delicious and the BBC’s Rillington Place, have optioned television rights to Kate’s “gripping and vibrant drama, set in the colourful yet largely unknown world of the East End rag trade in the 1940’s”, for a multi-part, returnable series.
BAFTA and Emmy award winning Managing Director Phillippa Giles (Luther, Silent Witness, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit) and Producer Pat Tookey-Dickson (who worked on Luther and Silent Witness, and has produced Casualty and Holby City) acquired rights from James Carroll at Northbank Talent Management.
‘Singer Girls presents a real and raw version of how life really was beyond the city walls, built around relationships, secrets, strong families and memorable characters. Factory workers in crossover aprons and button-down boots were the beating heart of the East End. This is the real war, as experienced by a tribe of working-class women in the slums, teeming tenements and sweatshops of East London.’
– Philippa Giles, Bandit TV