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1980s Radio 4 children's magazine programme with full-cast drama segments and guest stars

Radio 4 children's magazine programme from the 1980s. Presenters included Richard Briers, Adrian Moorhouse, Julie First and Andy Crane.

Episodes generally included one or two full-cast dramas including Tintin, The Castle Of Adventure, When The Siren Wailed (Starring Nicholas Courtney), Charlotte's Web, The Witch's Revenge; The House Of Arden (Starring Penelope Keith), The Magician's Nephew, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (starring Maurice Denholm) and Marlene Marlowe Investigates. Some episodes include stories read out by Victoria Wood, Brian Blessed, Bill Oddie and Willie Rushton amongst others.

A couple of series also included celebrities as 'birthday guests'. There were also occasional 'Spamchester Mysteries' about Kitty Purrwell and Dick Dogsbody written by Lee Pressman and starring Timothy Spall.

  1. Episode One (2/10/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle Of Adventure) (39.7Mb)
  2. Episode Two (9/10/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle Of Adventure) (39.5Mb)
  3. Episode Three (16/10/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (41.8Mb)
  4. Episode Four (23/10/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (38.8Mb)
  5. Episode Five (30/10/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (39.6Mb)
  6. Episode Six (6/11/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (39.6Mb)
  7. Episode Seven (13/11/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (39.5Mb)
  8. Episode Eight (20/11/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (39.3Mb)
  9. Episode Nine (27/11/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (39Mb)
  10. Episode Ten (4/12/88; Richard Briers; Tintin and Castle of Adventure) (40.6Mb)
  11. Episode Eleven (15/1/88; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Raymond Briggs) (36.5Mb)
  12. Episode Twelve (22/1/88; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Poetry with Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah; Birthday Guest: Bobby Ball) (37.6Mb)
  13. Episode Thirteen (29/1/88; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Terry Jones) (51.9Mb)
  14. Episode Fourteen (5/2/88; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Birthday Guest: Dora Bryan) (36.6Mb)
  15. Episode Sixteen (19/2/88; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Shakin' Stevens) (47.3Mb)
  16. Episode Eighteen (5/3/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Birthday Guest: Bill Beaumont) (39.7Mb)
  17. Episode Nineteen (10/3/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Roland Rat) (39.6Mb)
  18. Episode Twenty (17/3/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; When The Siren Wailed; Stanley Bagshaw; Birthday Guest: Phillip Schofield) (38.7Mb)
  19. Episode 21 (23/4/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Michael Fish) (39.2Mb)
  20. Episode 22 (30/4/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Willie Rushton; Birthday Guest: Henry Cooper) (38.6Mb)
  21. Episode 23 (7/5/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Mark Hall of Cosgrove Hall) (66.5Mb)
  22. Episode 24 (14/5/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Bill Oddie; Birthday Guest: Mike Oldfield) (41.9Mb)
  23. Episode 25 (21/5/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Tower of London; Birthday Guest: Queen Elizabeth I!) (40.4Mb)
  24. Episode 26 (28/5/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Jason Donovan) (38.3Mb)
  25. Episode 29 (18/6/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The House Of Arden; Kitty Purrwell; Fairground Attraction; Birthday Guest: Esther Rantzen) (39.6Mb)
  26. Episode 31 (23/7/89; While The Cat's Away; The Magician's Nephew) (43Mb)
  27. Episode 32 (30/7/89; While The Cat's Away; The Magician's Nephew) (41.1Mb)
  28. Episode 33 (6/8/89; While The Cat's Away; The Magician's Nephew) (39Mb)
  29. Episode 36 (27/8/89; While The Cat's Away; The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe) (39.3Mb)
  30. Episode 37 (3/9/89; While The Cat's Away; The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe) (49.8Mb)
  31. Episode 39 (17/9/89; While The Cat's Away; The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe) (41.9Mb)
  32. Episode 40 (24/9/89; While The Cat's Away; The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe) (39.1Mb)
  33. Episode 41 (1/10/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The Last Vampire; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Caron Keating) (39.2Mb)
  34. Episode 42 (8/10/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The Last Vampire; Book Week with Dick King-Smith; Birthday Guest: Steve Cram) (43.4Mb)
  35. Episode 45 (29/10/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The Last Vampire; Kitty Purrwell; Birthday Guest: Warning - Jimmy Savile) (45.3Mb)
  36. Episode 46 (5/11/89; Adrian Moorhouse and Julie First; The Last Vampire; Willie Rushton; Birthday Guest: Radio Lollipop) (43.3Mb)
  37. Episode 53 (7/1/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; The Call Of The Wild) (38.5Mb)
  38. Episode 54 (14/1/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; The Call Of The Wild) (39.7Mb)
  39. Episode 55 (21/1/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; The Call Of The Wild) (42.4Mb)
  40. Episode 56 (28/1/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; The Call Of The Wild) (41.3Mb)
  41. Episode 57 (4/2/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; The Call Of The Wild; Aladdin pantomime with Sylvester McCoy) (39.9Mb)
  42. Episode 58 (11/2/90; Andy Crane; Stanley Bagshaw; The Witch's Revenge) (38.5Mb)
  43. Episode 60 (25/2/90; Andy Crane; Kitty Purrwell; The Witch's Revenge) (42Mb)
  44. Episode 61 (4/3/90; Andy Crane; Stanley Bagshaw; The Witch's Revenge) (41Mb)
  45. Episode 62 (11/3/90; Andy Crane; Stanley Bagshaw; The Witch's Revenge) (48.7Mb)
  46. Episode 63 (18/3/90; Fungus The Bogeyman; The Witch's Revenge) (42.4Mb)
  47. Episode 64 (25/3/90; While The Cat's Away; Aesop's Fables) (35.6Mb)
  48. Episode 65 (1/4/90; While The Cat's Away; Aesop's Fables) (38.3Mb)
  49. Episode 66 (8/4/90; While The Cat's Away; Peter and The Wolf) (38Mb)
  50. Episode 67 (15/4/90; While The Cat's Away; The Midas Touch) (37.4Mb)
  51. Episode 70 (6/5/90; Andy Crane; Kitty Purrwell; Finn MacCool) (42.7Mb)
  52. Episode 72 (20/5/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (34.7Mb)
  53. Episode 73 (27/5/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (39.2Mb)
  54. Episode 74 (3/6/90; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (41.4Mb)
  55. Episode 75 (10/6/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (40.4Mb)
  56. Episode 76 (17/6/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (46.6Mb)
  57. Episode 77 (24/6/90; Andy Crane; Marlene Marlowe; Charlotte's Web) (36.4Mb)
  58. Episode 78 (1/7/90; Cat's Tails; Julie Mayer; The Last Vampire; House Of Arden) (38.4Mb)
  59. Episode 82 (29/7/90; Cat's Tails; Julie Mayer; The Last Vampire; House Of Arden) (36.3Mb)
  60. Episode 85 (19/8/90; Cat's Tails; Julie Mayer; The Last Vampire; House Of Arden) (38.7Mb)
  61. Episode 86 (26/8/90; Julie Mayer; Cat's Tails; The Last Vampire; House Of Arden) (36.3Mb)

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