The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 19 February
1/3. Hugh and his dog meet a band of strolling Players. Elizabethan England children’s story.
3/5. Mary finds the source of the mysterious crying that haunts the house. With Harriet Walter.
The author reflects on writing a new adventure for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
3/3. Gulliver meets the mad inventors of Laputa and the mysterious race of the Houyhnhnms.
Thursday 23 February
3/6. Clare joins writer and storyteller Anna Maria Murphy on a walk in Cornwall.
Friday 24 February
Naomi Alderman reports on whether computer games can deliver profound and powerful stories
Saturday 25 February
Agent and friend Norma Farnes reflects on the comic legend.
Marking 10 years since he died, Spike Milligan recalls his early life in India.
Malorie Blackman’s cult novel of young love in a dystopian world dramatised by Janice Okoh