Exclusive: Book by Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer To catch the king Is adapted by Philomena And The Lost King The pair are Steve Cugan and Jeff Pope.
Kugan’s BBC studio-backed Indy Baby Cow has won the option for the book’s rights and will co-write with Pope, a duo recently composed by Stephen Freyers. The Lost King Set for release later this year.
Spencer’s 2017 book tells the story of Oliver Cromwell’s escape from the army of his seventh, 21-year-old King Charles II, who overthrew the monarchy and publicly executed Charles’ father. Based on a description given by King Charles II, including letters and diaries, it tells how the king managed to evade the Parliamentary troops through deception and disguise, in which the soldiers were notoriously hiding in an oak tree as they passed by.
Cugan described To catch the king “As the story of the arrival of a young man who has to give up his privilege in order to survive,” Spencer said it was “one of the most exciting episodes in British royal history.”
Spencer, who used to be an NBC reporter Today The show made headlines last year when it repeated the scandal surrounding the BBC presenter Martin Bashir’s bombastic interview with Princess Diana, a highly embarrassing episode for the BBC for more than 20 years.
Kugan is the next person to be nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for his performance This time with Alan Partridge, Channel 4 is comedy Heroism, Co-written with Sarah Soleimani as she plays serial sex offender Jimmy Savile in the controversial BBC One drama Subtraction.
The To catch the king The deal was struck on behalf of Spencer by A3 artist agency and Jackway Austin Tyrman Wartheimer Mandelbaum Maurice Bernstein Tratner and Klein’s Deborah Klein.