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I Do Have a Wooden Heart

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Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970’s Britain and the central part television played in our lives then.

This week, we’re looking back to the BBC’s Sunday Classic serials where many of us got our first taste of Charles DickensJane AustenE Nesbit and even James Fenimore Cooper. Do you remember Arthur Lowe as Mister Micawber in David Copperfield or the bleak, haunting adaptation of The Eagle of the Ninth? Oliver also remembers being bored rigid by a family holiday following the Thomas Hardy Wessex Trail as a seven year old.

Tim Worthington joins us again to discuss the Sunday Classics and he has particular memories of the BBC’s adaptation of Pinocchio which stuck very closely to the original story and caused nightmares for countless young viewers. You can find out more about Tim at timworthington.org .

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