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Ben Moor

BBC Radio 4 Extra celebrates the very best in storytelling with Ben Moor and his tall tale Coelacanth.

BBC Radio 4 Extra celebrates the very best in storytelling, showcasing different voices, and different genres, from the BBC archives and beyond.

The series will feature captivating drama, narrative comedy, and incredible factual storytelling, which can change the way you look at the world. And we'll hear from writers, performers and producers about the art of telling a good tale.

The first episode features Ben Moor, a writer and actor whose distinctive style of storytelling has been described as "stand up theatre" and "Jackanory for grown-ups."

Ben Moor talks about Coelacanth, which began life as a solo stage show, before he adapted it for Radio 4 in 2006. Named after an elusive fish, this tale is set in a fantastical world of competitive tree climbing. Coelacanth is both funny and poignant and has something to say about love and loneliness. The full story features in this episode of Telling Tales.

Presented and produced for Radio 4 Extra by Ali Gardiner.

First broadcast in 2019.

27 days left to listen

1 hour

Last on

Wednesday 04:00


  • Tue 12 Feb 2019 11:00
  • Tue 12 Feb 2019 21:00
  • Tuesday 11:00
  • Tuesday 16:00
  • Tuesday 21:00
  • Wednesday 04:00