It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Originally broadcasted on BBC Television in December 1954, this production proved to be hugely controversial, with questions about the release asked in Parliament and many viewer complaints over its “subversive nature” and “horrific content”.
For many non-readers, this was their first exposure to the tale.
It was subsequently ranked in 73rd on the British Film Institute’s 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century.
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