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Haunting, thrilling, full of passion and darkness. Award-winning writer Rachel Joyce's final adaptation from the Bronte canon to mark Emily Bronte's 200th anniversary.

This is award winning writer Rachel Joyce's final adaptation from the Bronte canon to mark Emily Bronte's 200th anniversary. Emily's only novel, it's unforgettable, full of passion and darkness. Thrilling but haunting until the very end.

Adapted by Rachel Joyce
Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

Wuthering Heights is one of the great iconic love stories and the last novel in the Bronte canon that award winning writer Rachel Joyce has adapted for Radio 4.

A story filled with violence, forbidden trysts, family warfare and revenge. Riddled with drinking, gambling, cursing and consumption. It's got energy, it's fast, passionate, unpredictable and thrilling. The story is elemental and tempestuous, uniquely bound to its setting on the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Nelly Dean is the voice of normality and reason in a world of chaos, darkness and intense passion. Heathcliff and Cathy's love is the beating heart of the story, and even after Cathy's death we hear her chilling and ghostly voice. An intensely powerful and haunting soundscape weaves around the action as the two grow from children to adults and we witness the brutal actions that lead to Heathcliff's own cruelty. Cruelty that shatters the lives of all those around him. But even through Heathcliff's destruction there is a redemptive ending filled with such mystery and lyricism it works like a spell.

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Mon 14 May 2018 19:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Heathcliff Ben Batt
Cathy Chloe Pirrie
Nelly Emma Fielding
Mr Earnshaw Clive Hayward
Hindley Luke Bailey
Joseph Philip Bretherton
Frances Lauren Cornelius
Young Cathy Rosie Boore
Young Heathcliff Reuben Bainbridge
Edgar Linton Ryan Whittle
Isabella Linton Kerry Gooderson
Young Hareton Ruben Cryer
Priest Ryan Early
Author Emily Bronte
Adaptor Rachel Joyce
Director Tracey Neale
Producer Tracey Neale

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