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Michael Morpurgo

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Morpurgo reflects on the success of his novel War Horse and the theme of war in his books, and discusses his relationship with his father and friendship with Ted Hughes. Show more

Front Row

The Legend of Barney Thomson, Annie Nightingale and Pete Tong, Michael Morpurgo, York galleries

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including The Legend of Barney Thomson, Annie Nightingale and Pete Tong, Michael Morpurgo's 946 and York galleries charging for entry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Tong
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Nightingale
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Barnes

BBC Proms

2014

War Horse at the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A production of War Horse with the Proms Military Wives Choir, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Cambiata Choir North West, the National Theatre Ensemble and the Handspring Puppets. Show more

Front Row

Atlantis; Michael Morpurgo; Hannah Arendt; BBC National Short Story Award

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A review of the new family drama Atlantis, an interview with Michael Morpurgo on the eve of his 70th birthday, and Lavinia Greenlaw on her BBC Short Story Award contender. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Animated adaptation of the children's book by Michael Morpurgo. A shy little girl named Mimi finds a baby dragon and undertakes a perilous journey to return it to its mother. Show more

Contributors

Mimi (voice):
Esther Greaves
Mami (voice):
Claire Martin
Executive Producer:
Phil Chalk
Executive Producer:
Kristian Smith
Executive Producer:
Henrietta Hurford-Jones
Production Company:
Leopard Pictures Ltd

Front Row

Front Row at the Hay Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Wilson presents a special programme from the Hay Festival with authors Lee Child, Lucy Hughes-Hallet, Michael Morpurgo, Julian Donaldson and Cerys Matthews. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Child
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Donaldson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews

Front Row

A Hologram For The King, Running Wild, Brigitte Fassbaender, Going Forward

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Tom Hanks stars as a stressed executive trying to land an IT deal in Saudi Arabia, in A Hologram For The King. And Jo Brand returns as nurse Kim Wilde in Going Forward. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sue Turton
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Sheader
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Olie
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Brigitte Fassbaender
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Michael Morpurgo: Set Our Children Free

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Children's author and campaigner Michael Morpurgo gives the 35th Dimbleby Lecture, exploring the issue of children's rights and the wrongs that many young people have to endure. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Anna Friel, Jake Humphrey, Michael Morpurgo, Zoe Ball and Katherine Grainger to celebrate education's finest at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Participant:
Jake Humphrey
Participant:
Michael Morpurgo
Participant:
Anna Friel
Participant:
Zoe Ball
Participant:
Katherine Grainger

Let's Write a Story

Writing Academy Years 5 and 6: Legends and Heroes

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Educational series. Four children are given the task of writing a legend or historical story, with tuition from a children's writer. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Morpurgo
Participant:
Jamila Gavin
Participant:
Kate Wilson

Let's Write a Story

Year 5 and 6 - Legends and Heroes

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Educational series. Writer Michael Morpurgo helps four children write a legend or a historical story. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Morpurgo
Participant:
Jamila Gavin
Participant:
Kate Wilson

Michael Morpurgo's Folk Journeys

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Michael Morpurgo travels to the heart of some of the greatest songs ever composed. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Karine Polwart
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Logan
Interviewed Guest:
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Boyes
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Chris While

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Michael Morpurgo travels to the heart of some of the greatest songs ever composed. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Hutchings
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Boyes
Interviewed Guest:
Blair Dunlop
Interviewed Guest:
Karine Polwart
Interviewed Guest:
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Michael Morpurgo's Folk Journeys

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Michael Morpurgo travels to the heart of folk's most enduring songs. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Interviewed Guest:
Karine Polwart
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Boyes
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Hutchings
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Ralph McTell

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Michael Morpurgo travels to the heart of folk's most enduring songs. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman
Interviewed Guest:
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Karine Polwart
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Kearey
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Blair Dunlop
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Hutchings

Saturday Live

Michael Morpurgo, Dr Helen Sharman

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by the children's author Michael Morpurgo and scientist and astronaut Helen Sharman. With Inheritance Tracks from Hayley Mills. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Sharman
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Brocklehurst
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Ridgers
Interviewed Guest:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Steph Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Dom Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Hayley Mills
Producer:
Louise Corley