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Circus Bears

Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, Booker-nominated writer Mick Jackson explores some little-known chapters in England's past.

Today's story remembers the Circus Bears of Bristol and the day they revolted.

Adapted from his collection 'Bears Of England'.

Reader: Ian Holm
Music by Lorraine Bowen.

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

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18 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Mar 2011 00:30