Friday, 12 January 2018

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on BoB

Studying Literature and Drama? Tune in to Box of Broadcasts to listen to these upcoming programmes about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Our LibGuide explains how to login to BoB and more.

Archive on 4: Frankenstein Lives 14 January BBC Radio 4 8pm

BBC Radio is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with ‘Archive on 4: Frankenstein Lives!’ on Saturday 8-9 am (13 January). Presenter Christopher Frayling delves into the history of the Frankenstein myth, using some chilling archive recordings and contributions from filmmakers, writers and scientists who all give insights into the book that inspired so many

Frankenstein 14 January BBC Radio 4 Extra 6-7pm  

A dramatised adaptation of the book itself follows on Sunday night on Radio 4 Extra, (14 January 6-7 pm R4 Extra) in 7th Dimension: Frankenstein starring Michael Maloney as Frankenstein and John Wood as The Monster.

In Search of Mary Shelley BBC Radio 4 starts 15 January 9.45am

Radio 4’s Book of the Week is ‘In Search of Mary Shelley’, a major new biography by writer and poet Fiona Sampson.  Letters, diaries and an examination of key stages of Mary’s life sheds new light on her relationship with Shelley and others, her literary work and on ‘Frankenstein’ in particular.

Free thinking: Frankenstein and Artificial Intelligence Now 18 January BBC Radio 3 10.00–10.45pm

On Thursday, Fiona Sampson and Christopher Frayling join Professor of English Daisy Hay in ‘Free Thinking: Frankenstein And Artificial Intelligence Now’ (Radio 3 10 pm-10.45pm) to discuss the legacy of Frankenstein and consider this in the light of current AI science.

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