Kidlit news and radio #8

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


Sunday 26 February

  • 09:00–09:30 and 16:00-16:30 Radio 4 Extra Rosemary Sutcliff – Brother Dusty Feet
    Episode 2: Hugh and the Strolling Players meet a strange Pilgrim. But Argos is not so lucky.

  • 09:30–10:00 and 16:30-17:00 Radio 4 Extra The Secret Garden
    4/5. Mary’s friendship with sickly Colin is producing some startling results. With Beryl Reid.


  • Monday 27 February

  • 16:00 Radio 4 Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle
    How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.


  • Wednesday 29 February

  • 10:00–11:00 and 15:00-16:00 Radio 4 Extra Tess of the D’Urbervilles
    1/4. Tess Durbeyfield struggles to overcome the pitfalls of rural poverty and ignorance.


  • Thursday 1 March

  • 10:00–11:00 and 15:00-16:00 Radio 4 Extra Tess of the D’Urbervilles
    2/4. Tess must face the ruinous consequences of her encounter with Alec D’Urberville.


  • Friday 2 March

  • 10:00–11:00 and 15:00-16:00 Radio 4 Extra Tess of the D’Urbervilles
    3/4. Tess has finally agreed to marry Angel, but will she tell him about her child?


  • This Sunday (26 February), of course, sees the Oscar winners get announced. My fingers are crossed for another book-related win in the Animated Short’s category. Last year Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing won:

    Here’s hoping that this year The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore can nail it.

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