Trevor Eve will star in a modern remake of the controversial 70s drama A Bouquet of Barbed Wire for ITV.

Waking The Dead star Trevor plays Peter Manson, whose life is turned upside down when his teenage daughter reveals she’s pregnant by her teacher.

A Bouquet of Barbed Wire – based on the novel by Andrea Newman – caused controversy when it was first shown in 1976 with its themes of incestuous relationships.

Sally Haynes, ITV’s Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “We’re delighted Guy Andrews has agreed to adapt A Bouquet of Barbed Wire for ITV. It’s a timeless, multi-layered tale of a family torn apart by secrets from the past.

“It created a stir during the 1970s when first produced for television, and 30 years on we’re convinced a modern day audience will be just as intrigued by its themes of paternal jealousy and incestuous relationships.”

Other cast members are yet to be confirmed for the project, which is due to begin filming in November 2009.