Production will start in Wales next month on the BBC’s three-part TV adaptation of Waugh’s first novel Decline and Fall. Comedian Jack Whitehall has already been signed to play Paul Pennyfeather and negotiations are nearly concluded with actress Eva Longoria to play Margot Beste-Chetwynde, according to Deadline.com, an online entertainment newspaper. Whitehall is best known for his starring role as a naive schoolteacher in BBC-3’s long running comedy series Bad Education. U.S. actress Longoria has appeared in NBC’s recently cancelled Telenovela series after making a name in the earlier series Desperate Housewives. The BBC series is being adapted by James Wood, directed by Guillem Morales and is produced by Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect. See earlier post.