November 1st, 2012
Episode 218 of 1201 episodes
Philip Dodd presents a Landmark edition examining Muriel Spark's 1961 novel The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. It's a fierce assault on the smug, joyless and sexless quality of Edinburgh middle-class life in the 1930s. Philip is joined by novelists Ian Rankin, Louise Welsh and former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway to examine this acclaimed and disturbing portrait of adolescent trauma and lost innocence.