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First transmitted in 1986, Robert Symes investigates the background to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Was her idea for creating human life based on fact? And who was the original Frankenstein?

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Sat 2 Jan 1993 11:15

BBC Four Gothic Literature Collection

BBC Four Gothic Literature Collection
This is part of a collection of archive programmes exploring some of the most celebrated Gothic novels, their authors and their legacy.

Gothic Literature Collection

About BBC Four Collection programmes

Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.


Role Contributor
Presenter Robert Symes
Producer Robin Bootle
Film Editor Mike Appelt


  • Tue 7 Jan 1986 19:30
  • Mon 12 Sep 1988 17:00
  • Sat 2 Jan 1993 11:15

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