6 January 2013

"An Expotition to the North Pole"

E.H. Shepard

Unfortunately I'm missing the second of Humphrey Carpenter's Secret Gardens Radio plays. I recall it was about Beatrix Potter in later life and she was played by the late, great Mary Wimbush

However I'm happy to be able to share the third of the trilogy which is all about the true life characters that inspired A.A.Milne to create the unforgettable inhabitants of The Hundred Acre Wood, and loads of fun to boot.

3 January 2013

"In A Hole In The Ground There Lived A Tolkien"

BBC Secret Gardens: In A Hole In The Ground There Lived A Tolkien (1992). Back into the T_ape archive for this charming and (to the best of my knowledge) never repeated radio drama imagining the creation process of The Hobbit as it percolates through the young Tolkien's mind. The play was written by Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005) who also included the 1977 Tolkien biography amongst his many literary achievements.