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Hitler, the Tiger and Me

imagine... tells the story of Judith Kerr, creator of some of our best-loved children's books, including Mog and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Now 90, she still runs up stairs to work all day in her studio.

Born in Berlin, she was forced to flee Germany aged nine as her father, a writer, was an outspoken opponent of the Nazis. Her children's novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit tells their story and is now a set text in German schools.

With Alan Yentob, she revisits Berlin and takes tea in the London kitchen to which that tiger came. With Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 26 Nov 2013 23:10
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterAlan Yentob
ParticipantJudith Kerr
ParticipantLauren Child
ParticipantMichael Morpurgo
ParticipantMichael Rosen
ProducerJill Nicholls
DirectorJill Nicholls
Series EditorAlan Yentob

Judith Kerr and the story behind The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Judith Kerr and the story behind The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Behind the nostalgia of Judith's work lies a past set against the horror of Nazi Germany.

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