Prue Leith is in talks to get her novels turned into a TV series.
The 'Great British Bake Off' judge has revealed that she been close to seeing her 'Trilogy of Love' books – which are comprised of 'The Food of Love', 'The Prodigal Daughter' and 'The Lost Son' – turned into a show, but developments have so far fallen apart at the last minute.
However, Prue is not deterred and is certain that new discussions will see her story, which she describes as “Downton meets Bake Off”, will make it onto the small screen.
Appearing on the 'Dirty Mother Pukka' podcast, she shared: “One ambition I definitely have is that I want one of my novels or my trilogy of novels to get on the television.
“The trilogy is about the development of food since the war, how food has changed from rationing to street food via nouvelle cuisine. That’s the backstory but they’re actually three generations and they’re all love stories, each novel is a love story and each novel is a different generation. I keep saying to broadcasters this is Downton meets Bake Off what could be better? How can you resist?
“So far, it’s been in development twice, it’s been optioned a couple of times, it’s just called development hell – that’s how the TV system works like that. You think you’re nearly there, you’ve got the actor, you’ve got the writer, you’ve got interest from the broadcasters and then suddenly somebody leaves and then whole thing falls to pieces. But I’m still optimistic.”