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HE Pick of the Week – Archive on 4: The Villain in Six Chapters

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

This Saturday BBC Radio 4 will take a look at the changing face of the ‘Villain’ across literary history.

From the BBC:

Exploring characters from literature, stage and screen, actor Toby Jones celebrates the mercurial world of the villain.

There are the characters we love, and then there are the characters we love to hate. Some of the most memorable ones in drama and fiction are villains and our relationship with them can be deeper than the characters we’re supposed to be rooting for.

In this programme we tell the tale of this love – hate relationship with the baddie and discover that the villain is more than just a foil for the hero – they are a reflection of us all.

Perfect for a creative writing group, Literature seminar, or even a philosophic discussion – this programme offers a great starting point for students across a number of disciplines.

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