Beyond Belief | The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood tells Ernie Rea about the role of faith in her seminal novel and how her fiction, written nearly 40 years ago, resonates in a post-Roe v Wade world. Panellists also discuss the role of religion in Atwood's Gilead, why her vision has struck a chord today and its influence on culture and politics.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'25''
  • Broadcast date: 2022

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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