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The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
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The complete canon of the Brontë sisters' classic novels, dramatised by best-selling author Rachel Joyce

'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë

Orphan Jane falls in love with the enigmatic Rochester, but he is concealing a dark secret.

'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Brontë

On the bleak Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff and Cathy’s elemental passion runs wild – but their obsession has devastating consequences.

'Agnes Grey' by Anne Brontë

Determined to make her way in the world, penniless young Agnes Grey becomes a governess.

'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Brontë

Gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham is powerfully drawn to Helen Graham, the mysterious resident of Wildfell Hall.

'Shirley' by Charlotte Brontë

A poignant tale of friendship, romantic entanglements and turbulent times, set in Yorkshire in 1811.

'Villette' by Charlotte Brontë

Leaving England to teach in Villette, Lucy Snowe experiences the pangs of unrequited love.

'The Professor' by Charlotte Brontë

As a teacher at a boarding-school in Belgium, William Crimsworth encounters trouble and true love.

Adapted by Rachel Joyce, these radio dramas boast star casts including Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Hale, Tom Burke, Lesley Sharp, Paul Venables, Robert Lonsdale, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie. 

Also included is a one-hour bonus programme featuring Rachel Joyce in conversation with producer Tracey Neale.

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  • 2018-12-20

4 stars!!

Most of the stories in this composition were wonderful and I greatly enjoyed them (I will probably relisten to them again), but the story "Withering Heights" was a tougher story to listen to but the actors did an excellent job reading their parts.

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  • Suzie
  • 2018-12-03

Great introduction to the Brontes

The radio play format provided engaging abridged versions of the novels that made it easy to get exposed to all their work.

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  • KaraBee
  • 2019-04-03

Great introduction or refresher

I enjoyed these more that I thought I would, and even better, my husband enjoyed them as well. Very well done

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  • HP Woman
  • 2020-04-10

Loved hearing several character performances.

I love BBC television and movies. so glad to find this type of narrative by multiple characters. I would have given five stars, but I hated the repeated musical introductions.

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  • Doug
  • 2019-10-15

Simply Wonderful!

Every one of these adaptations were enthralling. You become a silent witness to everything. 😁

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  • Debbie
  • 2019-06-15

Most stories are depressing and/or cruel but...

...performance is fabulous. In every story there is cruelty, abuse, brutality, and meanness so they are rather depressing. Not great stories if you ask me, but I really enjoyed the performances.

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