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Based on The Wasp Factory  by Iain Banks

Jonathan Fulford talks to the writer Maya Angelou in New York about her life and her writing. We see her reading extracts from her autobiography "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". "The Wasp Factory" a curious and comic first novel by Iain Banks, concerning the macabre obsessions of 16 year old Frank who inhabits a weird world of murder and madness.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 11'45''
  • Broadcast date: 1984

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

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