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Melvyn Bragg to make Steinbeck documentary
19.05.11 | Lisa Campbell
Novelist Melvyn Bragg is set to explore John Steinbeck's prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath in a BBC documentary.
Bragg will travel to America for the BBC4 programme, out later this year, and trace the journey of the desperate Joad family featured in the Pulitzer prize-winning novel.
One of the aims of the documentary will be to draw parallels between the book—set in the American Depression—and modern-day America, "as it struggles with a new economic downturn and wrestles with the excesses of the banks," the Guardian reports.
The corporation is also set to make a documentary about William Golding, the first on the author since his death in 1993.