Part of the BBC Radio Collection.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this is the story of a young woman recruited for reproductive purposes at a time of plummeting birth rates. The gripping narrative switches between her memories of the old world where she was a working mother and the realities of her life as a state-controlled breeding machine - a Handmaid.
This BBC full-cast dramatisation uses a documentary style recording to re-create Margaret Atwood's depiction of 21st century America. It encloses the listener in a terrifying world where religion is used as a tool of repression and social control.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2000
- 65 x 83mm