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Which big screen versions of our favourite books have managed to preserve their essence, even introducing the original text to new audiences? Alexander Armstrong, presenter of Classic FM's Summer Book Club, has a good idea of the ones that work for him.
The definitive cult classic of the 90s, directed by Danny Boyle, made Hollywood property of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald. Alexander Armstrong says: "The subject matter is undeniably bleak, but the adaptation kept the humour and urgency of the original book by Irvine Welsh."
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