The Night Watch

An absolute must watch is the brand new historical drama, The Night Watch, which premieres on BBC Two tonight at 9pm.

Paula Milne's ambitious adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel is a poignant tale of liberation and loss, following the lives of four young Londoners throughout different stages of the Second World War.

At last week's Writers' Festival, Ben Stephenson - BBC Controller, Drama Commissioning, interviewed Paula Milne in a very special masterclass session focusing on The Night Watch.

Listen below to an audio excerpt from the session to hear Paula talk about the themes which attracted her to the novel, how she approached structuring it for screen, and the differences in working on an original piece versus an adaptation:


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