Saturday Review | Keira Knightley & James McAvoy in Atonement

Based on Atonement by Ian McEwan

Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star in a film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, directed by Joe Wright. The story centres around the character of Briony, an imaginative eleven year old who makes a false accusation which leads to grave consequences affecting those involved for the rest of their lives.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 8'59''
  • Broadcast date: 2007

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

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