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Ben Whishaw to star in the BBC adaption of Adam Kay’s NHS memoir

With Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, finally arriving on Prime Video this month, and the nation's recent obsession with Sally Rooney's Normal People showing no signs of slowing down, we've collated all the best books being adapted for television in 2020.

Excitingly, Adam Kay's raw account of life on the NHS frontline (which feels particularly poignant at the moment) in This Is Going To Hurt is set to be turned into an eight-part series for the BBC later this year, adapted by Kay himself and starring Paddington's Ben Whishaw. Then Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's second book Nine Perfect Lives, is expected to premiere later this year, starring Nicole Kidman, who will also act as executive producer on the show. While the hit HBO show's creator David E Kelley has set his sights on new political thriller Anatomy of a Scandal as his next gripping book-to-small-screen adaption.

From existing releases, to recent announcements of exciting upcoming TV shows based on bestsellers, here are all the best books that have been, or are going to be, adapted for the small screen. With all this good TV coming up, we may never leave our sofas again...

Ben Whishaw to star in the BBC adaption of Adam Kay’s NHS memoir

The book's sold millions of copies and is set to become your new BBC drama obsession

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