Feeds

Beeb reworks Wuthering Frikkin' Heights

'FFS, Heathcliff! It is for God to punish scumbags'

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

Middle England had better get ready to choke on its cocoa this weekend, because BBC Radio 3 is poised to unleash a "contemporary adaptation" of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

The word "contemporary" gives the game away, and listeners can expect an earful of expletives in playwright Jonathan Holloway's reworking of the 1847 novel.

Speaking to Radio Times, Holloway explained he wanted to "capture the shock" of the release of the "story of violent obsession and a tortuous unfulfilled relationship".

He elaborated: "That's what I wanted to elbow out, this idea that it's the cosy greatest love story ever told. It's not."

The BBC does provide some evidence that Holloway's "left field" production isn't as much of a potential outrage against the novel as it might appear. Andrew McCarthy, main man down at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, explained that the author crossed out some terms in the original manuscript on the grounds they were "too strong".

Radio 3's Wuthering Heights will be broadcast on Sunday at 20:00 GMT, preceded by a content warning. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.