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Disenchantment, Alan Garner, tips to boost your creativity

We review Disenchantment the new animated series set in a fantastical medieval world from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

Disenchantment, Netflix's new animated series set in a fantastical medieval world from The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is released this week. TV critic Andrew Collins and comedy writer Natasha Hodgson discuss whether the fantasy series has brought some Simpsons' magic to Netflix.

Alan Garner's debut novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, is regarded as one of the great 20th century works of children's literature. It was inspired by the Cheshire landscape he grew up in, like many of his other novels like The Owl Service. His new memoir, Where Shall We Run To?, is a series of recollections of his wartime childhood but it's far from nostalgic.

The Oscars have just announced the introduction of a new award category for outstanding achievement in popular film, making superhero films like Black Panther more likely to win an Oscar. Film critic Anna Smith comes into talk about the repercussions.

Plus author and creative expert Dave Birss gives us his tips and tricks on how to improve our creativity.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Kate Bullivant.

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Season 1 of Matt Groening's new animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, is available on Netflix from 17 August 2018.


Main image above: Forest Trio- Bean (left) with her companion Elfo (right), and her personal demon Luci.

Image to the left: Escape from Dreamland - Bean with Luci and Elfo.

Images credit: 2018 The ULULU Company

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Alan Garner

Alan Garner

Where Shall We Run To: A Memoir by Alan Garner is out now in hardback, paperback, as an audio download and as an eBook.


Image: Alan Garner as a 6-year-old.

Image credit: Provided by the author.


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