Love the BBC’s sweary classics gimmick. Can’t wait until Sunday night on Radio 3 at 8pm. Wuthering Heights with – shhhh – ‘foul language’ as the Daily Mail clucks.
Of course, it’s nothing new. Here’s one they made earlier: Blue Peter
Word has it there are also plans afoot to revive Radio 4’s surrealist classic o f the 1970s, Listen With Mother, but in a more naturalistic style: ‘F*cking shut it you little c**ts and pass me my f*cking works now.’
And while we’re on Radio 4, The Archers will be getting even more down and dirty than usual: ‘You may be a f**cking cow, Caroline, but that’s no reason for my husband the vet to put his hand up your ****.’
Even Tolstoy is not immune. I have seen development script f or Anna Karenina: ‘All happy families are f*cking useless for stories. Every unhappy family is a f*cking goldmine.’
Let me know if you are aware of any others. I’ll be really f*cking grateful.