Episode 190 – BBC Radio’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Handmaid's Tale Radio DramaOh, dear listeners, today we have a treat for you! It’s a story commissioned by the the gold standard in audio drama – the BBC!

The show is producer John Dryden’s inspired adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood. The story tells of a dismal future where the lines between church and state are no longer distinguishable, and the nature of femininity has been revised to fit a more religious bent.

Free young women are conscripted to become “handmaid’s” – women used as stand-ins for infertile wives in a world where sterility seems rampant… And this is the story of one of those Handmaids.

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  • I’m new to your site, and have no idea where to start. I don’t just want the most “current” entry. Can you please suggest a program that will get me “hooked”?… Thanks, Buzz

  • Rosanna

    I have read the actual book and have the audio book..but I’ve been chasing around for the audio drama of this for awhile.
    Thanks, Fred.
    Buzz, what will get you hooked is dependent on what interests you. You could check out the genre categorizes on the right.
    Fred posts an eclectic batch of primo stuff and he’s been doing it for several years..

  • Rosey

    Radio Drama Revival was introduced to me recently. I don’t have enough hours in the evening to enjoy all the great readings~Great experience
    I read the comment above, and I would have to say it really is like sight seeing in a new city. Do you look for a map or ask a local@Gypsy

  • Rosey, Buzz, thanks so much for your interest… So glad to hear people are still discovering the show!

    As Rosanna says there are lots and lots of episodes and what you may like best depends on your tastes… click on a genre and you’ll find a plenty.

    Some of my personal favorites I posted in this blog: http://www.radiodramarevival.com/5-episodes-you-should-listen-to-again/

    Crazy Dog Audio Theater is a must, Quicksilver, 2000x w/ Yuri Rasovsky… Lots of treasures. Lots of people seem to like the Halloween specials, too.

    Drop me an email fred@radiodramarevival.com if you want more specific recommendations!

    – Fred

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