Irish director signs onto BBC's In the Club
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Irish director signs onto BBC's In the Club

AWARD-winning Irish director and writer Neasa Hardiman is set to direct a new BBC drama.

In the Club is a new TV series adapted from the book by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate) about six couples who attend a parenting class during pregnancy.

The story was based partially on Ms Mellor's own experiences of becoming pregnant as a teenager, and inspired the character of 15-year-old schoolgirl Rosie who keeps her pregnancy a secret.

Ms Hardiman also recently scripted Sea Fever - a sci-fi horror feature about the crew of a trawler marooned at sea on the West of Ireland. It won the London Film Awards Feature Screenplay prize in 2012.

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The film adaptation of Sea Fever is set to go into production in late 2014 and will be produced by Brendan McCarthy at Fantastic Films.

In 2010 Ms Hardiman won a Children’s BAFTA award for Best Drama for Tracy Beaker Returns, and she has enjoyed a further two Bafta and three IFTA nominations.

The series In The Club will contain six 60 minute episodes, produced by Rollem Productions for BBC One and will air in 2014.