Feel inspired to get your children back in to reading after BBC tribute to the Lake District

As part of their #LoveToRead campaign the BBC visited the Lake District to explore the landscape that has provided inspiration for some of the best-loved children’s authors of all time. Gabrielle Rowley caught up with TV presenter Simon O’Brien to find out more about the Books That Made Britain documentary. Continue reading Feel inspired to get your children back in to reading after BBC tribute to the Lake District

#TBT – The boats used for filming the BBC drama ‘Coot Club’ on the Norfolk Broads in 1983

I think Jim Searle might have given me this lovely photograph of Titmouse, and that it might have been taken when the boys from Norfolk who played the Death and Glories were given sailing lessons prior to filming in the summer of 1983… Continue reading #TBT – The boats used for filming the BBC drama ‘Coot Club’ on the Norfolk Broads in 1983

Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall

With today’s release of the new Swallows and Amazons, the BBC Archive has posted the following video on Arthur Ransome from 1984, which features Dick and Desmond Kelsall: With the Swallows and Amazons movie released today, here is a nice little piece from 1984 on author, Arthur Ransome.https://t.co/Xuq1RtE4Qo — BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) August 19, 2016 Originally posted by the Nancy Blackett Trust. Continue reading Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall