So, just for fun today - I was at a "loose end" and trying not to eat an entire box of chocolate covered cashews sitting in my kitchen - I started thinking about what would happen if my regency-era, romantic comedy series Ladies Most Unlikely was ever made into a TV series or a movie.
Yes, I like to amuse myself with these lovely imaginings from time to time. I don't think I ever quite grew up. And who wants to, anyway? I expect a lot of writers do the same thing.
Out comes my shabby notebook.
First, of course, I have to cast all the major roles. Not that I would have that opportunity, even if, by some miracle, the stories ever found their way onto a screen, but let's pretend, shall we? Indulge me in my silliness.
So here then is my imaginary dream cast for the series.
Lady Bramley - Jennifer Saunders (Nobody else will do. The production may as well not go ahead without her!)
Emma Chance - Eloise Smyth
Georgiana Hathaway - Emma Watson
Melinda Goodheart - Rachel Hurd-Wood
Capt. Guy Hathaway - Luke Pasqualino
Commander Sir Henry Thrasher - Theo James
Heath Caulfield - Kit Harrington
Mrs. Julia Lightbody - Emily Watson
Viscount Fairbanks - Benedict Cumberbatch
What do you think of my selections? Who would you choose?