The screenwriter about to become a studio mogul; the boardgame inventor whose next drama will launch Apple’s foray into television; the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? creator nominated for an Oscar – there are many ways to paraphrase the extraordinary career of Steven Knight. Let’s start, however, with the blacksmith’s son who launched a million haircuts.
The six-part series of the same name will delve into the origins of the world’s most esteemed Special Forces unit, the Special Air Services.
Set during the darkest days of the Second World War, a maverick military group revolutionise a new form of warfare in the deserts of North Africa.
Operating as small squads of parachute trained soldiers, the troops deploy behind enemy lines for reconnaissance missions, to raid supply lines, attack reinforcement routes and sabotage enemy aircraft weaponry to help the war effort.
A series of Charles Dickens famous novels has been commissioned by BBC One and will be adapted by Steven Knight, the writer of Peaky Blinders and Taboo.