A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Listen to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in 9 video episodes offering both audio and text.

The classic Christmas ghost story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his haunting by three spirits is read by Alan Smith in an abridgement that is faithful to the original text.

All the episodes of Dickens's Christmas tale are available to play at any time: simply click on the episode links below.

Each episode is accompanied by a short synopsis and a printable transcript, which pupils can follow as they listen. There is also a set of Programme notes which include suggestions for follow-up activities to each episode.

The punctuation and some of the spelling used reflects the original text of the 1843 first edition.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

The life of Mary Seacole

The life of Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole tells us about her extraordinary life in these three short video episodes.

'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

Listen online to all 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving story set during WW1.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen to online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects. Watch video.

Our brand new Macbeth pages!

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth - the musical

Check out our new pages for our Macbeth musical with 8 songs to learn! See the Teacher Notes.

'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse

All 10 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's famous story are now available to listen to online.

100 years since the Armistice

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since the Armistice by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.