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Live at Southbank Centre: Childhood

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 March 2014

Frank Field MP, child psychologist Dickon Bevington and authors Meg Rosoff and Philip Ridley join Philip Dodd for a discussion about different aspects of childhood. What is childhood? What do we remember of it ? It can be a golden time or a time which scars us. How do we encourage a child's imagination to develop ?

Producer Neil Trevithick

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

  • Frank Field

    Frank Field

    Right Honourable Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

  • Meg Rosoff

    Meg Rosoff

    Children's writer Meg Rosoff.


    Photo Credit: Geoff Pugh

  • Dr Dickon Bevington

    Dr Dickon Bevington

    Medical Director at the Anna Freud Centre and consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the NHS in Cambridgeshire

  • Philip Ridley

    Philip Ridley

    Phil Ridley is the writer of children's books and plays..

  • Dark Vanilla Jungle

    Gemma Whelan in Dark Vanilla Jungle
    Gemma Whelan in Phil Ridley's play Dark Vanilla Jungle. The play is this week in Tobacco Factory in Bristol and in the Soho Theatre from 25th March. 


Interviewed Guest
Frank Field
Interviewed Guest
Dickon Bevington
Interviewed Guest
Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest
Philip Ridley
Philip Dodd
Neil Trevithick


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