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Michael Morpurgo

Episode 5 of 6

Russell Davies interviews children's writer Michael Morpurgo.

Russell Davies interviews legends of music, art, comedy and film. This week Russell meets noted children's writer Michael Morpurgo.

Inspired by the likes of Ted Hughes and Ernest Hemingway, Michael began writing following a teaching career. Most well-known for his children's novels including "War Horse", Michael was also the British Children's Laureate from 2003-2005 after developing the idea of the role with former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. His work has been adapted into successful stage plays and Oscar-nominated films.

He speaks to Russell about his art, alongside a soundtrack inspired by his career.

57 minutes

Last on

Mon 18 Jul 2016 23:00

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Here Comes The Sun

    • 1967-1970.
    • Apple.
    • 7.
  • Glenn Miller

    In The Mood

    • Big Bands (Various Artists).
    • Music & Memories.
  • Bob Dylan

    Mr. Tambourine Man

    • The Best Of Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
  • Kirsty MacColl

    There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

    • Kirsty Maccoll - Galore.
    • Virgin.
  • War Horse Original Cast

    Only Remembered

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell to Stromness

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Guitar CD2.
    • 7.


  • Mon 18 Jul 2016 23:00