The Hand­maid’s Tale

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drama / 9.00pm / C4

a se­ries in which char­ac­ters wear bon­nets and swap greet­ings such as ‘Un­der God’s eye’ and ‘Praise be’ sounds like prime Sun­day-night TV but this adap­ta­tion of Mar­garet At­wood’s novel set in a dystopian near-fu­ture is about as far as you can get from cosy feel­good drama. Elis­a­beth Moss is Of­fred, one of the hand­maids of the ti­tle, forced to bear the chil­dren of the rul­ing class in a so­ci­ety where civil war has left the ma­jor­ity of the pop­u­la­tion in­fer­tile. There’s a sense of creep­ing dread through­out but what keeps you – and Of­fred – go­ing is the hope that she’ll break free and find the daugh­ter who was snatched away from her.

Elis­a­beth Moss is hand­maid Of­fred

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