The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America dramatised in three parts by John Dryden.

Birth rates are plummeting as a result of chemical pollution, nuclear accidents and toxic spillages.

This is the diary of a young woman recruited for reproductive purposes by a totalitarian regime that uses religion as a tool of state repression.

With Marsha Dietlein and Christopher Burns.

Director: John Dryden.

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Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America dramatised in three parts by John Dryden.

Birth rates are plummeting as a result of chemical pollution, nuclear accidents and toxic spillages.

This is the diary of a young woman recruited for reproductive purposes by a totalitarian regime that uses religion as a tool of state repression.

With Marsha Dietlein and Christopher Burns.

Director: John Dryden.

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Offred is sent to a new household to begin her third posting as a handmaid - a state-controlled breeding machine.

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Offred's life with former television evangelist Serena Joy and the Commander becomes increasingly difficult.