ITV orders The Making of a Lady drama

ITV has commissioned a one-off adaptation of the novel The Making of a Marchioness by author and playwright Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The 120-minute drama, entitled The Making of a Lady, has been adapted for the screen by Kate Brooke, who has previously written dramas such as Mr Selfridge, The Forsyte Saga and Wired.

Production company Runaway Fridge TV, which made Page Eight for the BBC, will produce the drama.

Stevie Lee, Runaway Fridge TV’s executive producer, said: “We’re thrilled [to be] making this film for ITV and lucky to have such a wonderful script from Kate Brooke.”

Richard Curson Smith, who has previously worked on ITV’s crime drama Wire in the Blood, will direct the adaptation and filming in Manchester and Stoke will begin in August.

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