Kidlit radio #21

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


Sunday 17 June

  • 09:00 – 09:30 and 16:00-16:30 Radio 4 Extra Michelle Magorian – Back Home
    3/4 After the loss of her friend, Rusty’s desperate to return to her second family in America.

  • 09:30 – 10:00 and 16:30-17:00 Radio 4 Extra Anthony Hope – The Prisoner of Zenda
    King for More Than a Day
    2/3 Lookalike Rudolf Rassendyll keeps up the deception to find the missing King of Ruritania.

  • 12:00 – 12:15 Radio 4 Extra Incredible Women
    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

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Radio 4 Extra Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
    1/5 Discworld comes to radio! Captain Sam Vimes confronts his past in a rather direct manner.


  • Tuesday 19 June

  • 11:30 Radio 4 The Songs of Milne
    John Kember rediscovers the original song settings of children’s verses by AA Milne.
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Radio 4 Extra Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
    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

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Radio 4 Extra Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
    3/5 Commander Sam Vimes is stuck in the past – literally. Unfortunately, so is an old enemy.


  • Thursday 21 June

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Radio 4 Extra The 4 O’Clock Show
    Mel Giedroyc celebrates the genius of master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, including the story of Thumbelina

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Radio 4 Extra Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
    4/5 Commander Vimes faces the unstoppable tide of history as it rolls nearer, aided by Carser.


  • Friday 22 June

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Radio 4 Extra The 4 O’Clock Show
    Mel Giedroyc celebrates Hans Christian Andersen with the final part of ‘Thumbelina’.

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Radio 4 Extra Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
    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.

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