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27/04/2009

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Monday 27 April 2009

An interview with the children's author KM Peyton, whose books include the Flambards series. Born in 1929, KM Peyton published her first book aged 15 and has since produced almost a book a year. Her recent series for younger readers, about a girl who works in a Roman fort, are called No Turning Back, Minna's Quest and Far From Home.

In 1982, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala decided to make their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Both were only 12 at the time, and the project took seven years to complete. The resulting film came to the attention of Steven Spielberg, and is now being given a red-carpet charity premiere. Chris and Eric explain how they succeeded against the odds

Mark Lawson meets Kitty McGeever, the first blind actress to be cast in a British soap. Kitty joins the cast of Emmerdale as Lizzie Lakely, who is on community service after a petty crime offence. Lizzie's arrival causes uproar among the locals, due to her remorseless bad behaviour and mischievous antics.

  • KM Peyton

    No Turning Back, Minna's Quest and Far From Home by KM Peyton are published by Usborne.

    KM Peyton’s website
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

    Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is at Vue West End, Leicester Square, on Tuesday 28 April.

  • Kitty McGeever

    Emmerdale is on ITV1, Monday to Friday at 7pm. Kitty McGeever's first appearance is on Tuesday 28 April.

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