A new BBC documentary about Angela Carter has just been announced and is due to be broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 4th August at 9pm. Entitled ‘Angela Carter: Of Wolves and Women’, the film will delve into the wild imagination, dazzling literary style, and fierce gender politics of arguably the boldest writer of the post-war British period. Narrated by Sally Phillips and featuring contributions from Carter’s family, friends and students – including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson and Anne Enright – the film is said to be a “dark and delicious foray into Angela Carter’s extraordinary life” according to the BBC. Hattie Morahan plays the young Angela, while Maureen Lipman, Kelly MacDonald and Laura Fraser all provide readings of selected works by Carter. Finally, gorgeous animations have been created by the Emmy award-winning Peepshow Collective.
To find out more about this exciting new film, head over to the BBC website by clicking here, where you can also watch two clips from the documentary.