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BBC Children's - Drama

 
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  • 'The Story of Tracy Beaker' and 'The Dare Game' (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Wilson
    • Narrated By Victoria O'Donnell, Rebecca Front
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jacqueline Wilson's favourite character, Tracy Beaker, who lives in a children's home. Ten-year-old Tracy is smart and full of energy but more than anything she wants love. In The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy doesn't know where her mum lives but that doesn't stop her having long imaginary conversations with her. She's had two foster families before which haven't worked out but hopes a woman named Cam will be her next foster mum.

  • Ballet Shoes (BBC Children's Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Noel Streatfeild
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    A full cast dramatisation of this classic children's book. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil are not really sisters; even their surname is invented since Great Uncle Matthew(GUM) adopted each of them on his various fossil-hunting trips. When the trio decide to "put our name in the history books because it's our very own", each Fossil uses her individual talents to achieve their joint aim in this captivating story, now a modern children's classic.

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  • Children's Crusade: Memoirs of a Teenage Radical

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Philip de Gouveia
    • Narrated By Leah Brotherhead, Luke Treadaway, Georgia Groome, and others
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Evie, a phenomenally bright but socially marginalised fifteen year-old, has had it with Western Civilization. Self-educated in the ideas of the Luddites, Mao and T.E. Lawrence, she wants to launch a mission against technology and the damage she believes it has wrought on the human race. She's taken a look at human history and decided it's time things changed. For good. But can she get her mobile-addicted classmates to join with her? Written by Philip de Gouveia.

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