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Barney Harwood presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell performing scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by great children's stories.

Friday Night is Music Night - This morning at St James' Palace Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 words short story competition. Tonight we look back on a momentous day with a gala concert celebrating the great children's storytellers.

In 2015 we celebrate two great literary anniversaries - 150 years ago Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - otherwise known as Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In that very same year another great storyteller was born in Bombay, India - his name was Rudyard Kipling.

The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by a good bedtime read - including Peter Pan(J.M.Barrie); Warhorse(Michael Morpurgo); The Lord of the Rings(J.R.R. Tolkien); Thomas the Tank Engine(Reverend Wilbert Awdry); Shrek(William Steig); The Wombles(Elizabeth Beresford); Paddington Bear(Michael Bond); Harry Potter(J.K.Rowling) and To Kill a Mockingbird(Harper Lee).

Guests include cast members from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Overtones and Caroline Sheen who has appeared on the West End stage as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Ian Fleming) and as Mary Poppins(P.L. Travers).

Our musical librarian for the evening is Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    Flight To Neverland

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Caroline Sheen

    PART OF YOUR WORLD (THE LITTLE MERMAID)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    The Railway Children

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Violet Tucker

    Quiet (Matilda)

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. Stephen Bell

    SLEEPING BEAUTY - WALTZ

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    PADDINGTON BEAR

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & JIMMY JOHNSTON

    The Candy Man

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    How to Train Your Dragon: This is Berk

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Caroline Sheen

    Feed The Birds

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & The Overtones

    Jungle Book Medley: Bare Necessities, I wanna be like you

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    LORD OF THE RINGS SUITE

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Kirsty Malpass & Jack Shaloo

    If Your Mother Were Here

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Galloping Home

    Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    Warhorse Suite Opening

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Caroline Sheen

    Wait A Bit (Just So)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    THE MOUSE WALTZ

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    Thomas The Tank Engine Theme

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Main Theme

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell & Caroline Sheen

    Into the woods - musical

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb Mike Batt & JIMMY JOHNSTON

    The Wombling song

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    HARRY'S WONDEROUS WORLD

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

    FNIMN Closing Sig Tune

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Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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