Kidlit and radio news #7

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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

    1. I remember Milligan with great fondness, owing to oft repeated listenings to the Goon Show!
      Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook recently posted..Let’s Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day!

    2. These posts are so useful, Zoe, thanks!
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    3. 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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