The Handmaid’s Tale | Beyond Belief

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.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 27'28''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
Curriculum Connection
  • English Literature | 20th-century texts | The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood | Theme

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Programme: Beyond Belief
  • Episode: The Handmaid's Tale