The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 17 June
3/4 After the loss of her friend, Rusty’s desperate to return to her second family in America.
King for More Than a Day
2/3 Lookalike Rudolf Rassendyll keeps up the deception to find the missing King of Ruritania.
1/5 Children’s writer and wolf enthusiast Eleanor Fane-Gore reveals her true pedigree, whilst Michael Rosen and Graham Norton reveal their lingering disdain for her, a “writer of bullying children’s tales and purveyor of fascist doctrines”.
Monday 18 June
1/5 Discworld comes to radio! Captain Sam Vimes confronts his past in a rather direct manner.
Tuesday 19 June
John Kember rediscovers the original song settings of children’s verses by AA Milne.
2/5 Stuck in the past, Vimes is known as ‘Keel’, but he’s not the only one with a new name.
Wednesday 20 June
3/5 Commander Sam Vimes is stuck in the past – literally. Unfortunately, so is an old enemy.
Thursday 21 June
Mel Giedroyc celebrates the genius of master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, including the story of Thumbelina
4/5 Commander Vimes faces the unstoppable tide of history as it rolls nearer, aided by Carser.
Friday 22 June
Mel Giedroyc celebrates Hans Christian Andersen with the final part of ‘Thumbelina’.
5/5 Sam Vimes and Carcer finally fight, but time itself and a sinister Lord have other ideas.
All these radio programmes are available to listen to online worldwide, usually for one week after initial broadcast in the UK.