Handmaid's Tale, The [Reading]

A serialised reading of Margaret Atwood's novel of a dystopian world of female oppression.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
0120071203 (BBC7)
20071204 (BBC7)
02The Waiting Room20071203 (BBC7)
20071204 (BBC7)
20080804 (BBC7)
20080805 (BBC7)

Offred is made an offer by her doctor. But should she accept?

Offred is made an offer by her doctor. But should she accept? Margaret Atwood's novel of a dystopian world of female oppression.

03The Ceremony20071204 (BBC7)
20071205 (BBC7)
20080805 (BBC7)
20080806 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20110302 (BBC7)
20110303 (BBC7)

Offred sees how non-conformists are treated and begins her duty as surrogate child-bearer.

04Birth Day20071204 (BBC7)
20071205 (BBC7)
20080805 (BBC7)
20080806 (BBC7)

Offred witnesses one of her friends give birth and evokes memories of her feminist mother.

Offred witnesses one of her friends give birth and evokes memories of her feminist mother. Margaret Atwood's novel is read by Buffy Davis.

05The Commander20071205 (BBC7)
20071206 (BBC7)
20080806 (BBC7)
20080807 (BBC7)

Offred responds to a bizarre request from her commander.

Offred responds to a bizarre request from her commander. Margaret Atwood's novel of a dystopian world of female oppression.

06Ofglen20071205 (BBC7)
20071206 (BBC7)
20080806 (BBC7)
20080807 (BBC7)

More surprises from the Commander, and Offred describes how the current state of affairs came about.

More surprises from the Commander, as Offred reveals how the current situation came about. Read by Buffy Davis.

07The Wife's Proposal20071206 (BBC7)
20071207 (BBC7)
20080807 (BBC7)
20080808 (BBC7)

Serena Joy proposes a radical solution to help Offred's attempt to bear her a child.

Serena Joy reveals a radical solution to help Offred's attempt to bear her a child. Margaret Atwood's novel read by Buffy Davis.

08Jezebels20071206 (BBC7)
20071207 (BBC7)
20080807 (BBC7)
20080808 (BBC7)

Offred comes across her old friend, in very disturbing surroundings.

Offred comes across her old friend, in very disturbing surroundings. Margaret Atwood's novel continues, read by Buffy Davis.

09Nick20071207 (BBC7)
20071208 (BBC7)
20080808 (BBC7)
20080809 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20100213 (BBC7)

Offred embarks on Serena Joy's plan and witnesses the brutality of the new regime.

Read by Buffy Davis.

10 LAST20071207 (BBC7)
20071208 (BBC7)

The cliff-hanging conclusion to Margaret Atwood's tale of a dystopian vision of female subjugation.