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Summary

Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic.

When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again. First there is the secret garden - and with it comes a boy who knows all the wonders of the country. He can even talk to the birds! Then, as the old house gives up its biggest secret, Mary forms a magical friendship.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's charming story is played out with all the freshness and warmth of the original novel in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization.

©2017 BBC Digital Audio (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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beautiful story wonderfully performed

this is a beautiful story, wonderfully performed. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it, i recommend it highly.

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magical

my daughter loved The Secret Garden and didn't want the story to end! We listened to the while book in one sitting.

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Dramatised British children’s classic

Ever since I was a child I have loved this story and I am many years past childhood now.
I have many versions, mainly unabridged readings, most beautifully read but this is my favourite dramatised version. It has an excellent cast, keeps the essence of the original story as we all know dramas need to cut and has all the quality hallmarks you expect from the BBC.
For kids it’s a good story, for adults it’s a delight and quite possibly a trip down memory lane.
Enjoy! I have many, many times.

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grèat book for all aged <br />

good book could not put down great every one to I read it lot times nice hear it too seen on tv as well

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brilliant

this is a master piece. really well acted with a great story. one that the kids really enjoyed

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Performance of a lifetime

Instead of hearing one person read the book you can hear the entire cast act out
the play with the perfect amount of sound effects to add mystery behind The Secret Garden
Justin Scott review.