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Inspiring Alice

Mel Giedroyc is joined by children's author Philip Ardagh for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

'I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.' - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll's book 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is one of the most influential, best loved Victorian English novels. 150 years after the first book was published, it is still inspiring film makers, artists, poets and even chefs.

But who or what inspired Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), and just why has the book been so inspirational to others?

Mel Giedroyc and her guest, children's author Philip Ardagh dive headlong into the rabbit hole after the secret of Carroll's spell.

Archive includes:

* Gyles Brandreth, Just A Minute

* Lewis Carroll, Great Lives

* Alice's Adventures in Wonderland part 1, read by Alan Bennett

* Christchurch, Open Book

* Mad Hatter's Tea Party, The Food Programme

* Mock Turtle Soup, Historic Heston

* The Hatter, Digging Up Your Roots

* The Dodo, Science in Action

* Shrinking Heads, Questions Questions

* The Crying Game

* Lewis Carroll, The Unbelievable Truth

* Alice in Wonderland around the world, The Fifth Floor

*, Front Row

* The Sleep Diaries

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in November 2015.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Jul 2017 19:00