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Kidlit and radio news #7

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 3 Comments

The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:

Sunday 19 February

  • 09:00 and 16:00 Radio 4 Extra Rosemary Sutcliffe – Brother Dusty Feet
    1/3. Hugh and his dog meet a band of strolling Players. Elizabethan England children’s story.

  • 09:30 and 16:30 Radio 4 Extra The Secret Garden
    3/5. Mary finds the source of the mysterious crying that haunts the house. With Harriet Walter.

  • 10:50 and 21:50 Radio 4 Extra Front Row Interviews -Anthony Horowitz
    The author reflects on writing a new adventure for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

  • 15:00 Radio 4 Gulliver’s Travels
    3/3. Gulliver meets the mad inventors of Laputa and the mysterious race of the Houyhnhnms.

  • Thursday 23 February

  • 15:00 Radio 4 Ramblings: Inspirational Walks, Storytelling in Cornwall
    3/6. Clare joins writer and storyteller Anna Maria Murphy on a walk in Cornwall.

  • Friday 24 February

  • 19:15 Radio 4 Front Row
    Naomi Alderman reports on whether computer games can deliver profound and powerful stories

  • Saturday 25 February

  • 09:00–12:00 Radio 4 Extra The Spike Show – Milligan Remembered
    Agent and friend Norma Farnes reflects on the comic legend.

  • 14:00–14:45 radio 4 Extra More Plain Tales from the Raj: Milligan Chota Sahib – the Indian Childhood of Spike Milligan
    Marking 10 years since he died, Spike Milligan recalls his early life in India.

  • 14:30 Radio 4 Saturday Play: Noughts and Crosses
    Malorie Blackman’s cult novel of young love in a dystopian world dramatised by Janice Okoh

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    3 Responses to “Kidlit and radio news #7”

    1. Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook
      February 18th, 2012 @ 8:32 am

      I remember Milligan with great fondness, owing to oft repeated listenings to the Goon Show!
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    2. Ali B
      February 18th, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

      These posts are so useful, Zoe, thanks!
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    3. Zoe
      February 19th, 2012 @ 7:52 am

      Thanks Ali and Susan. The round ups are useful for ME too! I know I could miss some gems if I didn’t do this.

      Am very excited about Noughts and Crosses – I spoke to Malorie Blackman yesterday about it. She said she hadn’t yet heard the finished dramatisation but she had been sent the script for her comments – she barely changed a thing she said, because she thought it was very well don.
      Zoe recently posted..Kidlit and radio news #7

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