Preview: The South Bank Show Originals 2019

Philip Pullman

Melvyn Bragg speaks to Philip Pullman at his Oxford home where they discuss some of the themes that run through his highly successful trio of books collectively known as His Dark Materials.

Set in the arctic north His Dark Materials is a partial retelling of Milton’s Paradise Lost but where original sin is celebrated not condemned. The novels included coded and not so coded attacks on organised religion which led to criticisms on Pullman himself.

The South Bank Show Originals 2019 – Tuesday at 11.00pm on Sky Arts.