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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Children's author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce shares a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, including Tove Jansson, Edith Nesbit and Dylan Thomas.

Children's author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce shares a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, including Tove Jansson, Jackanory, E. Nesbit and Dylan Thomas.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce's screenwriting credits include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and 24 Hour Party People. Millions, his debut children's novel, won the 2004 Carnegie Medal and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. His second novel, Framed, was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children's Fiction Award and has also been shortlisted for the 2005 Carnegie Medal. His third novel, Cosmic, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He has collaborated closely with the filmmaker Danny Boyle, including scripting the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

Producer: Mair Bosworth
Readers: Samuel West and Indira Varma.

28 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 May 2018 16:00

Readings Featured in the Programme

Extract from Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

Read by Indira Varma


Extract from Jackanory: The Great Incrediblanian Election 

From Norman Hunter's Sneeze and Be Slain Stories

Read by Kenneth Williams

BBC Archive Clip


Extract from Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne 

Read by Samuel West


Extract from Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Written and introduced by Richard Burton

BBC Archive Clip


Extract from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

Read by Indira Varma


In Event of Moon Disaster 

Speech Written by William Safire for President Richard Nixon

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch for BBC's Newsnight (first broadcast in 2015)


God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

Lyric by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Reader Samuel West
Reader Indira Varma
Producer Mair Bosworth

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