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Alan Garner: the Return toBrisingamen

As a child, John Waite read The Weirdstone of Brisingamen in its woodland Cheshire setting of the Edge. Fifty years later, John returns to meet the author and literary hero of his youth, Alan Garner. He also visits Oxford to examine the book's original manuscript, ana to discuss Garner's work with fantasy writer Philip Pullman. Producer Geoff Bird
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: Mandrake

Ruth, a social worker, is called in to assess Old Irene 's mental health. As she gets to know her, she is drawn into a strange and magical tale that will change her life for ever. Written and directed by Anita Sullivan.
Producer Karen Rose
BBC Four

The Worlds of Fantasy

New series 1/3. The Child Within
Exploring fantasy writing. The first part looks at the role of child heroes and heroines, from Peter Pan to Harry Potter. Why do they have such an enduring appeal? See page 104. <s)

The Owl Service

dramatisation of Alan Garner 's powerful novel exploring Welsh mythology. With Siriol Jenkins and Steven Meo

The Owl Service

adaptation of Alan Garner's novel starring Siriol Jenkins
BBC Radio 4 FM

Lucky Numbers

2/5. Golden Mean. A moving tale of first love, mathematics, irrational numbers and the idea of eternity. Written by Alan Garner and read by Robert Powell. For details see yesterday
BBC Radio 1 England

Oneclick - Magazine

Imran Ahmed looks at topical issues.
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3

Halle Orchestra
Heinrich Schiff (cello), conductor Mark Elder
Martin Handley presents a live concert from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, in which Mark Elder conducts the Halle
Orchestra in three romantic classics. Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op 66 Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Tales of Stones beneath Our Feet
Many of the cult books by Alan Garner are set in his cherished native Cheshire and linked by a common theme: the impact of the past bubbling up into the present.
Sarah LeFanu meets the writer on his home turf to find outjust how much his work is inspired by the history of the ground on which he lives. Garner's garden sits above a Bronze Age burial mound, and his house is built of stones once taken from it.
8.40 Sibelius Symphony No 2
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: The Echoing Waters

A Cheshire Mystery Cycle. By Alan Garner. Pagan folklore, local mythology and Christian tradition intertwine in a potent re-telling of the story of Christ's birth and death, transported to Cheshire.
Music composed and performed by Oily Fox. Director Wils Wilson
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: The Owl Service

By Alan Garner , dramatised by Matthew Bailey. When Alison traces owls from the pattern on a dinner service, the paper owls disappear and the plates go blank. Mysterious events become frightening in this classic reworking of the Welsh Blodeuwedd myth.
Musicians Paula Gardiner and Teresa Clarke Director Alison Hindell
BBC One London


Six-part fantasy adventure, based on Alan Garner's classic story about the mysterious kingdom of Elidor.
Written by Don Webb
(Repeat) (Stereo)
BBC Radio 4 FM


Lynne Walker meets Andrew Litton as he conducts Salome at the English
National Opera and talks to acclaimed children's writer Alan Garner about his first foray into adult fiction.
Producer Paul Quinn. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm
BBC One London


Fourth of a six-part fantasy adventure series based on Alan Garner's classic story. Roland, Helen and their brothers decide to bury the treasures from Elidor. With Damian Zuk, Suzanne Crowshaw, Alexander Trippier.
Written by Don Webb
Repeated next Sunday on BBC2
BBC One London


Third of a six-part fantasy adventure series based on Alan Garner 's classic story. The children escape from Elidor, carryingthe treasures with them, but when the family move house Roland has a nasty shock.
Written by Don Webb Repeated next Sunday on BBC2
BBC One London


Second of a six-part fantasy adventure series based on Alan Garner's classic story. Roland finds himself in a desolate landscape, pursued by evil warriors.
Written by Don Webb
Repeated next Sunday on BBC2
BBC One London


The first of a six-part fantasy adventure series based on Alan Garner 's classic story about the mysterious kingdom of Elidor.
Written by Don Webb Repeated next Sunday on BBC2 ♦See Children: page 50
BBC Radio 4 FM

For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune The Phenomenal Sound Phactoiy (5) Presenters Lucie and Roddy Skeaping. Stereo
11.20 Time to Move
5: Tumblers and Acrobats Presenter Nick Mercer Stereo (R)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Storm)
5: Tales of Chulyen the Crow from The Guizer by Alan Garner Reader Kerry Shale. Stereo
BBC Radio 3

Meditation for Epiphany

Music and readings recorded in Bristol Cathedral. With June Barrie,
Russell Boulter , The Rt Rev Peter Firth and St Michael 's on the Mount Primary School.
Readings from Isaiah 60, Matthew 2,
CLIVE SAMSON ,W.H.AUDEN and ALAN GARNER. I sing of a maiden
(Hadley); How far is it to Bethlehem? (Archer);
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Archer); Eastern monarchs, sages three (Sumsion); There shall be a star (Mendelssohn); Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling (Berlioz); Lo, star-led chiefs (Crotch); Myrrh, frankincense and gold (Ridout); Hymn to the Virgin (Britten); As with gladness, men of old (Kocher)
Organ: Les enfants du Dieu (Messiaen)
Assistant Organist ANTHONY PINEL
Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Moon of Gomrath

The last of three episodes dramatised by DAVID WADE.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)

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