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Hitler, the Tiger and Me

Documentary telling the story of Judith Kerr, creator of well-loved children's books including Mog and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Now 90, she revisits her childhood home of Berlin.

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

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Judith Kerr
Participant Lauren Child
Participant Michael Morpurgo
Participant Michael Rosen
Producer Jill Nicholls
Director Jill Nicholls
Series Editor Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Tue 26 Nov 2013 22:35
  • Tue 26 Nov 2013 23:05
  • Tue 26 Nov 2013 23:10

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.