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Tom's Midnight Garden

Written by Philippa Pearce

Part of the BBC Children's Classics Series

Tom's Midnight Garden Synopsis

Peter England, Una Stubbs and Crawford Logan star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Philippa Pearce's enchanting time-slip tale. When his brother catches measles, Tom is sent away to stay with his Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan, and is thoroughly fed up about it. What a boring summer it's going to be! But tedium turns to adventure when, lying in bed one night, he hears the old grandfather clock in the hall strike thirteen. What can it mean? As Tom creeps downstairs and opens the door, he finds a beautiful garden, and glimpses a girl in old-fashioned clothing. As he revisits the garden over the next few nights, he watches the seasons change from spring to autumn, and children come and go. But no-one seems to see him - until he meets Hatty, and the two become firm friends. With his new playmate, Tom embarks on the adventure of a lifetime... This magical drama stars Peter England as Tom, with Una Stubbs as Aunt Gwen and Crawford Logan as Uncle Alan. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children's classics lives on in BBC Radio's acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. Duration: 2 hours 15 mins approx.

Tom's Midnight Garden Press Reviews

Masterpiece of English children's literature. --Independent A timeless favourite. --Good Housekeeping A story that came to be loved by children, parents and teachers everywhere. --Times Haunting and lyrical children's story. --Daily Telegraph This is a rare, moving story, beautifully written, and true in every way that matters. --Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785298493
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: Philippa Pearce
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio an imprint of BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Format: CD-Audio

About Philippa Pearce

Philippa Pearce OBE (22 January 1920 - 21 December 2006) was an English author of children's books. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom's Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Pearce was four further times a commended runner-up for the Medal.

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