WHO’S IN IT?
Lily James (Darkest Hour), Michael Huisman (The Age of Adaline), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein), Katherine Parkinson (The Boat That Rocked), Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Tom Courtenay (Doctor Zhivago), Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Kit Connor (The Mercy), Andy Gathergood (Risen), Nicolo Pasetti (Solness), Tim Ingall (Wonder Woman)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), director; Thomas Bezucha (Big Eden), Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) and Don Roos (Marley and Me), writers; Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Peter Czernin (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Mitchell Kaplan (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Paula Mazur (Nim’s Island), producers; Alexandra Harwood (Girlfriend in a Coma), composer; Zac Nicholson (The Death of Stalin), cinematographer; Paul Tothill (Atonement), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In post-war London, writer Juliet Ashton (James) begins a correspondence with members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, who each have their own stories to tell during the Nazi occupation of the island. Sensing a story, Juliet travels to Guernsey where she meets the group and learns more about their wartime experiences…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The title may not sound especially appealing, and not just because it’s quite a mouthful (if you’ll pardon the pun), but this is a sweet and savoury historical drama that’s as digestible as the titular dish itself – or at least, I’m assuming that’s what potato peel pie tastes like.