BBC4 has acquired the rights to the Australian adaptation of best-selling novel The Slap.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressr ... slap.shtml
At a summer BBQ, a man slaps a child who is not his son and the story traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. The boy's parents are so affronted by the assault that they call the police and take the man to court. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.