Angela Carter talks beauties and beasts with Terry Jones

The influential author Angela Carter died on 16 February 1992.

Despite her early death at the age of 51, Carter forged a reputation as a serious writer – working across fiction, non-fiction, essays and journalism.

However, it was her interpretation of classic fairy tales in the 1979 anthology, The Bloody Chamber, which sealed her reputation as an author. Teasing out the darker, sexualised elements of the original tales, Carter tackled sex, gender, and relationships head-on.

In this clip, Carter discusses her take on Beauty and the Beast – and its erotic undercurrents – with former Monty Python star Terry Jones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t2j4y/player

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