Live at Southbank Centre: Childhood

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

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Wed 19 Mar 2014 22:00

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

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. 


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestFrank Field
Interviewed GuestDickon Bevington
Interviewed GuestMeg Rosoff
Interviewed GuestPhilip Ridley
PresenterPhilip Dodd
ProducerNeil Trevithick

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