In which the bear goes visiting and gets into a tight place. Read by Alan Bennett.
In which the bear goes visiting and gets into a tight place.
Alan Bennett begins reading the first of five parts of AA Milne's tale of the much-loved bear.
Winnie-the-Pooh has given delight to generations of children and adults. The book was first published on 14th October 1926, though the bear 'of very little brain' had previously featured in a poem and a tale in a newspaper. His success has long continued through theatre, TV and film.
The honey-loving hero is styled on the teddy bear of the author's son and his co-stars, like Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, are based on the rest of Christopher Robin Milne's own soft toys.
Adapted and produced by Colin Smith
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.
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