The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 6 May
Away to Neverland
1/4. A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime.
4/4. Tom makes a remarkable discovery at Ely Cathedral and meets the mysterious Mrs Bartholomew
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Bag Books.
The Great Gatsby, Episode 1
1/2. F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel on the fallibility of the American dream.
Tuesday 8 May
17/30. Michael Morpurgo discovers how Victorian obsession with childhood – both real and romanticised – appeared in art and literature.
Michael Rosen tackles the language of chuggers and street vendors. Which words work best?
Rival Glasgow gangsters compete for a coveted children’s book award < what a synopsis for a radio play!
Thursday 10 May
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
All these radio programmes are available to listen to online worldwide, usually for one week after initial broadcast in the UK.