Nick Hornby is writing his first TV drama with an adaptation of Nine Stibbe's bestselling book Love, Nina.

The screenwriter and author has been commissioned by the BBC to write the script for the series, which will consist of five 30-minute episodes.

The show will document the true story of Stibbe who left Leicester to work as a nanny in London at the age of 19.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hornby said:  "Love, Nina has already attained the status of a modern classic, and I am so happy that I've been given the opportunity to adapt it. We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe's glorious book."

Horby recently adapted Cheryl Strayed's book Wild for the big screen.