This should do for Spain what A Year in Provence did for France, wrote The Sunday Post's book critic about Peter Kerr's second book about growing oranges in Majorca Mañana, mañana, and the praising comment appears to be coming true. While publishers across the globe are busy translating Kerr's first book Snowball Oranges and Mañana, mañana into German, Swedish, Dutch and eventually Spanish, the Bulletin can also reveal that a contract for the television drama rights of both books has been agreed with Danny Rose Productions in London. The writers of the hit comedy series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet are likely to be responsible for penning the script for the television adaptation of Kerr and his family's experiences in Majorca. Although development of the television project is still in its early stages, should everything go according to plan, filming of the series could start on the island next Autumn with one of Scotland's top comedy actors currently being wooed to take the male lead part, that of Peter Kerr. The rumour is that Kerr's part could be played by either Billy Connolly or Robbie Coltrane. News of the books being adapted for television comes as just reward for Kerr who spent the best part of ten years trying to convince a publisher to take his works on board. Summersdale Travel eventually signed him up and both books have been a huge sucess, Mañana, mañana, which is currently a Bulletin Sunday crossword prize, was serialised in the Daily Mail. The television production will be the biggest British tv production to have been filmed on Majorca. It will provide the island will priceless publicity, giving a fresh insight into a part of Majorcan life, away from the bars and tourist resorts, which has been largely ignored in the past and is the image the tourism authorities are trying to project.
UK TV series of Majorca books
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