“THERE is an invisible workforce all around us.

“Everyone is so busy in cities going to and from their jobs and you don’t really pay attention.

“Many of those are working contracts, coming in overnight when we’re all going home.”

Executive producer Jane Featherstone talking to me about Cleaning Up.

A new six part ITV drama starring Sheridan Smith, Jade Anouka, Matthew McNulty, Ben Bailey Smith and Rosie Cavaliero.

Which begins at 9pm on Wednesday January 9.

“THIS is Vanity Fair.

“A world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having.”

(William Makepeace Thackeray)

August 2017. Bloomsbury Centre Baptist Church, London WC2.

Gathered in the church’s ‘Friendship Centre’ were the cast, production team, executives and the rest of the team involved in ITV’s new adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.

With screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes announcing herself as “assistant to the author”.

I had already read all seven of her sparkling scripts.

But it was here in this room that they were first brought alive during an almost day long script read-through.