Preview – Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
Picture Shows: Sylvia Plath taken during her time at Mademoiselle Magazine in June 1953. Image Credit: BBC/Rondo Media/Lamayer Mss, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.

This documentary follows the story of the American poet and novelist, although sadly The Bell Jar was the only novel Plath wrote before the depressed author took her own life.

Plath’s daughter Frieda Hughes talks about her mother, sharing some memories of her for the first time. Along with extracts from Plath’s letters and journals, Maggie Gyllenhaal reads exacts from The Bell Jar.

Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar is on BBC Two at 21.00.