Is Andrew Davies Working on a New Adaptation of “The Pallisers”?

Andrew Davies (Courtesy BBC)

Andrew Davies (Courtesy BBC)

In The Independent of 25 February 2016, Julian Fellowes mentions in passing “I read in the papers today that Andrew Davies is doing The Pallisers for the BBC, so hopefully now Trollope’s ship is under steam again.” Davies, known best for his adaptations of classic novels such as the 1995 A&E version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as well as Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now, for the BBC and PBS in 2002 was hard at work on a new television mini-series of Anthony Trollope’s Palliser novels in 2009 for the BBC. However, the BBC pulled the plug on the project due to costs, and, according to Davies, to focus on a more mainstream, “downmarket” adaptation of David Copperfield.

To date, we haven’t found a source for Fellowe’s claim about a new version of The Pallisers in the pipeline, but will keep you informed as we learn more.

Posted on: February 25th, 2016 by Douglas Gerlach

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