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The Carhullan Army - Sarah Hall The Carhullan ArmyBy Sarah HallAdapted by Sarah Hall and Dominic PowerBBC blurb - Since her second novel "The Electric Michaelangelo" was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2004, Sarah Hall has been regarded as one of the most original and exciting voices in contemporary British fiction. "The Carhullan Army", her third novel, was published in 2007 to acclaim and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. A serious political novel that convincingly explores the mindset of fascism, and a haunting story of how far we will go to be free, it's also a kind of Cumbrian western, peopled with heroic personalities out of an all-female version of "The Iliad". It's a blistering achievement: darkly violent, funny, tender and gripping, "The Carhullan Army" is like nothing else. In an unspecified near-future, life in Britain has become unrecognisable: the floodwaters have risen, food and fuel are scarce, and the country is run by the sinister Authority. All women are forced to wear contraceptive devices. Sister, as the book's narrator calls herself, escapes this repressive world and heads for a mysterious, quasi-mythical commune of women high in the Cumbrian fells, led by the legendary Jackie Nixon. The journey is a challenge but arrival is only the beginning of Sister's struggle.SISTER ..................ANNE-MARIE DUFFJACKIE ..................GERALDINE JAMESNICOLA .................JANE WHITTENSHAWLORRIE .................SORCHA CUSACKSHRUTI..................ZAWE ASHTONCORKY..................SALLY BRETTONMEGAN ................ELIZA CAITLIN PARKESCHLOE .................JO HARTLEYFOWLER/MARTIN..NEIL DUDGEONJONES..................ANDREW DUNNCALUM/TERRY......EDWARD MACLIAMDirected by Lawrence JacksonProduced by Frank StirlingBroadcast on:BBC Radio 3, 8:00pm Sunday 11th April 2010Duration:90 minutesAvailable until:9:32pm Sunday 18th April 2010Categories:Drama, Classic & Period