Kidlit radio #15

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

Sunday 6 May

  • 09:00–09:30 and 16:00-16:30 Radio 4 Extra JM Barrie – Peter Pan
    Away to Neverland
    1/4. A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime.

  • 09:30–10:00 and 16:30-17:00 Radio 4 Extra Philippa Pearce – Tom’s Midnight Garden
    4/4. Tom makes a remarkable discovery at Ely Cathedral and meets the mysterious Mrs Bartholomew

  • 07:55 Radio 4 Radio 4 Appeal
    Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Bag Books.

  • 15:00 Radio 4 Classic Serial
    The Great Gatsby, Episode 1
    1/2. F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel on the fallibility of the American dream.

  • Tuesday 8 May

  • 14:45–15:00 Radio 4 Extra The Invention of Childhood
    17/30. Michael Morpurgo discovers how Victorian obsession with childhood – both real and romanticised – appeared in art and literature.

  • 16:00 Radio 4 Word of Mouth – Chugger Chat
    Michael Rosen tackles the language of chuggers and street vendors. Which words work best?

  • 13:30–14:00 and 20:30-21:00 Radio 4 Extra Boxer and Doberman – Murder is Child’s Play
    Rival Glasgow gangsters compete for a coveted children’s book award < what a synopsis for a radio play!


  • Thursday 10 May

  • 11:30 Radio 4 The Library Returns
    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.

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