Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones to appear at TV festival

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal a
For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell, in first-look images from the TV adaptation inspired by Sally Rooney???s best-selling novel Normal People.

Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are set to appear at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The stars will join the programme’s director, Lenny Abrahamson, and executive producer Ed Guiney for a conversation about the BBC Three drama.

The series, which is an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel, has become a hit since it arrived on iPlayer in April.

Last month the BBC said it has had 38 million requests to view it online.

Grayson Perry art to be displayed
Grayson Perry will also feature at the festival (Ian West/PA)

Grayson Perry will also appear at the festival to discuss his Channel 4 programme Grayson’s Art Club, which has encouraged viewers to get creative during the lockdown.

Sitting In Limbo, BBC One’s drama about the Windrush scandal, will also be the subject of a group discussion featuring writer Stephen Thompson and members of the cast.

This year’s Edinburgh TV Festival is taking place from August 24 to August 27 in a digital format.

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