... because I'm certain no one has ever made that joke before.
I'm speaking at the Hay Literary Festival (25 May-4 June). My session is called Adapting Zola and it's in the BBC Tent at 10am on Saturday 3 June. Here's the blurb in the programme:
Blood, Sex and Money was an ambitious, innovative adaptation on Radio 4 of Emile Zola’s epic saga about the Rougon-Macquart family. The drama set in 19th-century France mashed up 20 novels into 27 episodes, featured more than a hundred cast members and saw the return to acting after 20 years of Glenda Jackson. Illustrated with clips from the series, adaptor Dan Rebellato and executive producer Sue Roberts reveal the highs and lows of bringing this award-winning epic to our airwaves.
Happily, my producer Polly Thomas will also be on the panel. Hope to see some of you there.
Hay is probably the biggest and best literary festival in Britain so it's a great privilege to be involved. The full programme is here.