A BBC Radio 2 Full-Cast Dramatisation
This production--adapted by John Tams and Sally Ward at the behest of the author--is a moving tale of a boy's extraordinary bond with his horse during World War I. The story of a farm horse sold from Devon into the mire, wire, and machine guns of World War I of 1914-1918 brings together a stellar cast, including Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, and Bob Hoskins, with music and songs from some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This drama was directed by John Tams, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his work on the phenomenally successful War Horse stage epic at the National Theatre ("the theatrical event of the decade" --Times) and which also inspired the Steven Spielberg film.
1 CD. 59 mins.
BBC Books, 9781445827018, 1pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013