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Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned!

Alan Yentob meets acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood in Toronto and discovers how a childhood spent between the Canadian wilderness and the city helped shape her.

For decades, Margaret Atwood has been universally acclaimed as Canada's greatest living writer. Fearlessly outspoken in life and in her work, Atwood has always been an unrelenting provocateur. At the age of 77, her renown grew still further with the explosive television adaptation of her best-known work The Handmaid's Tale, which was first published in 1985. It is a dystopian work of speculative fiction set in the future, which has drawn comparison with aspects of Donald Trump's leadership, in particular the charges of misogyny which have inflamed anti-Trump campaigners across America.

Alan Yentob meets Margaret Atwood in Toronto and discovers how a childhood spent between the Canadian wilderness and the city helped shape her vision of herself and the world, set alight her imagination and set her forth on a path to literary success.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewer Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest Charles Pachter
Interviewed Guest Johnnie Christmas
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Director Katy Homan
Producer Katy Homan
Assistant Producer Lindsey Hanlon
Production Manager Claire McCluskey
Production Coordinator Jennifer Patterson
Researcher Daniel Taylor
Editor Alex Broad
Camera Operator Tom Hayward
Sound Recordist Brent Haliskie

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