Enid Blyton | Remembering the creator of Noddy and the Famous Five

A Fine Defence of Enid Blyton

Why do Blyton's books appeal so much to children?

CHANNEL | Radio 4

FIRST BROADCAST | 27 November 2008

DURATION | 27 minutes 35 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

2008

Synopsis

Former children's laureate Anne Fine examines the enduring legacy of Enid Blyton. She remembers some of Blyton's most famous stories and speaks to critics, fans and those who knew the author to find out what it is about her work that still provokes such strong feelings. This programme contains a discussion of racist terminology.

Did you know?

Anne Fine was the second children's laureate, holding the position from 2001 until 2003 and succeeding Quentin Blake. She has also won a variety of awards for her children's books, including the Carnegie Medal in 1989 and 1992 and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1993 and 1996.

Contributors

Presenter
Viv Endecott
Contributor
Miriam Margolyes
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Subject of programme
Helen Lee
Producer

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