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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|Mr Earnshaw||Clive Hayward|
|Young Cathy||Rosie Boore|
|Young Heathcliff||Reuben Bainbridge|
|Edgar Linton||Ryan Whittle|
|Isabella Linton||Kerry Gooderson|
|Young Hareton||Ruben Cryer|