‘Vanity Fair’ interview: Writer Gwyneth Hughes on adapting the classic novel for TV

ITV’s lavish new adaptation of Vanity Fair is released on DVD next week.

From the makers of Victoria, the seven-part mini-series tells the story of Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic 1847 novel has been adapted for television by Miss Austen Regrets writer Gwyneth Hughes.

Watch a brilliant interview with Gwyneth about how she approached the task of adapting the epic book – and what she really thinks of the characters:

The final episode airs at 9pm this Sunday on ITV in the UK.

Vanity Fair will be available on DVD in the UK and digital download on Monday 8th October from ITV Studios.

The series will premiere in the USA as an Amazon Prime Exclusive later this year.