Anne Brontë

The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection
  • The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Charlotte Brontë

    The complete canon of the Brontë sisters' classic novels, dramatised by bestselling author Rachel Joyce

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    Orphan Jane falls in love with the enigmatic Rochester, but he is concealing a dark secret.

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    On the bleak Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff and Cathy’s elemental passion runs wild – but their obsession has devastating consequences.

    Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
    Determined to make her way in the world, penniless young Agnes Grey becomes a governess.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
    Gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham is powerfully drawn to Helen Graham, the mysterious resident of Wildfell Hall.

    Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
    A poignant tale of friendship, romantic entanglements and turbulent times, set in Yorkshire in 1811.

    Villette by Charlotte Brontë
    Leaving England to teach in Villette, Lucy Snowe experiences the pangs of unrequited love.

    The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
    As a teacher at a boarding-school in Belgium, William Crimsworth encounters trouble and true love.

    Adapted by Rachel Joyce, these radio dramas boast star casts including Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Hale, Tom Burke, Lesley Sharp, Paul Venables, Robert Lonsdale, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie.

    Also included is a one-hour bonus programme featuring Rachel Joyce in conversation with producer Tracey Neale.

Anne Brontë was born in 1820, the youngest of the Brontë family. She was educated at home in the Yorkshire village of Howarth, and later held two positions as a governess, difficult experiences which inspired her first novel, Agnes Grey, in 1847. This was followed by The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in 1848. Anne died of tuberculosis in 1849, aged twenty-nine.