The BBC has recently launched its #LovetoRead campaign, a campaign that celebrates reading for pleasure. It will culminate in a #LovetoRead weekend on 5th and 6th November 2016.
The campaign includes both TV and radio shows, featuring documentaries such as The Marvellous World Of Roald Dahl, with specially commissioned illustrations from Quentin Blake, and The Secret Life Of Sue Townsend, narrated by Julie Walters (the actress playing the ballet teacher in Billy Elliot). There will also be special shows conducted by Andrew Marr about George R.R. Martin, Agatha Christie, and John le Carré, among others. On radio, Radio 4 will feature dramatisations of Dahl’s autobiographies Boy and Going Solo; cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe will tell the “little-known” story that united Walt Disney and Roald Dahl; and there will be dramatisations of five classic tales by Dahl. On Radio 3, meanwhile, bestselling author Julia Donaldson will talk about the origins of The Gruffalo and the secrets to writing for children.
For further information, you may visit these websites:
- Brochure (pdf)