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The Shapes of Things: BB Remembered

Kate Best explores the life of the children's author and illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford, better known as 'BB'. From 2010.

Kate Best looks back at the life and work of 'BB' - the pen-name of the writer and illustrator Denys Wakins-Pitchford. Best known for his children's books which include a much-loved classic, The Little Grey Men, BB also wrote prolifically about the countryside, documenting the wildlife which was his lifelong obsession.

Kate visits some of his Northamptonshire haunts and talks to those who knew him - and fans including Ian McMillan and Philip Ardagh explain his lasting appeal. With readings by Sir Derek Jacobi.

Producer: Thomas Morris

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 May 2019 01:30


Role Contributor
Producer Thomas Morris
Visual Editor Phillip Sellars
Presenter KATE BEST