Polly Buckle signs film rights for the story of Greenham Common from Honno Press

25 Feb 2016

Honno (Welsh Women’s Press) has sold the film/TV dramatisation rights option of the story of the most iconic UK protest of the 20th century – Greenham Common – to independent producer Polly Buckle.

Honno (Welsh Women's Press) has sold the film/TV dramatisation rights option of the story of the most iconic UK protest of the 20th century – Greenham Common – to independent producer Polly Buckle. Polly was most recently producer of You, Me and the Apocalypse, the sitcom Rev and the fifth series of Being Human, as well as working on the script development of Merlin for BBC One.

Walking to Greenham,  published by Honno in 2006, is the unique first-hand account by Ann Pettitt, the progenitor of the march, of one of the 20th century's most iconic expressions of grass roots political will. Coming together with a small group of friends, Ann Pettitt started a movement that changed the face of Cold War Britain and left a lasting legacy. 2016 is the 35th anniversary of the march, an event that led to the establishment of the 19-year camp at Greenham Common.

"I'm delighted that Polly Buckle, producer of the highly successful Rev, has optioned Ann Pettitt's story, which deserves to be widely known," said Caroline Oakley, Publisher at Honno Press.

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